In an ongoing encounter in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have successfully eliminated five Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists, according to sources on Friday. The operation, conducted by Kulgam Police, Army, and CRPF, is in its final stages, with the area currently being sanitized. The official X handle of Kashmir Zone Police posted, “Day 2: Five terrorists neutralized by Kulgam Police, Army, and CRPF. Incriminating materials were recovered. Operation in the final stage; area being sanitized.” The joint operation involves the Army’s 34 Rashtriya Riffles, 9 Para (elite special forces unit), police, and the CRPF.
The exchange of heavy fire between security forces and terrorists from across the border is still ongoing, as per police sources. The encounter began on Thursday afternoon at the Samno pocket of the DH Pora area in Kulgam. Further updates on the operation are awaited.
In a separate incident on November 15, an infiltration attempt was foiled along the Line of Control in the Uri Sector. The army and Jammu and Kashmir Police neutralized the infiltrators during a joint operation named ‘Operation Kali.’ One of the two infiltrators killed was identified as Bashir Ahmed Malik, a significant figure in Pakistan-enabled cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
The exchange of fire began on Thursday afternoon in the Samno pocket of the DH Pora area, as reported by the Jammu & Kashmir Police. The joint operation involves the Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles, 9 Para (elite special forces unit), police, and the CRPF.
Confirming the ongoing firefight, the police stated that security forces were engaged in a fierce encounter with terrorists from across the border.
The persistent counter-terrorism efforts highlight the collaborative approach taken by security agencies to ensure the safety and security of the region, particularly in the face of repeated attempts by terrorist elements.