Two terrorists, including wanted Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) terrorist Salim Parray, were killed in two encounters with security forces in the Harwan area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Monday, the police said. “Srinagar police neutralised dreaded terrorist of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba Salim Parray,” IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar said. He said details of the operation will be shared later.
Another encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces at nearby Gasu village, police officials said. “An unidentified terrorist has been killed in the operation which was going on till reports last came in,” the officials said, adding that the identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorist was being ascertained.
In a related development, one Pakistani intruder was shot dead on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday near the International Border in the Arnia sector of Jammu, said Border Security Force (BSF) sources on Monday. BSF personnel on patrolling duty observed suspicious movement in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia Sector, it said on Monday. “Alert troops of BSF Jammu fires upon suspicious movement of Pak intruder in Arnia sector of Jammu area opposite Border Pillar No 978,” said the BSF. The force said the firing was done on the intervening night of 2-3 January and that the search operation is underway.
Meanwhile, a report from Jammu said the BSF on Monday recovered a huge cache of arms, ammunition and heroin near the International Border in the Jammu sector during Zero Line Patrolling. The recovered items include three AK-47 rifles, five packets of heroin, four pistols, five magazines of AK-47 rifles, two pistol magazines, 14 rounds AK47 and seven bullets of 9 mm. The personnel of its 98 Battalion recovered these items around 10.10 am, the BSF said while adding that the arms and ammunition were filled in a white colour sack bag. The sack bag was hidden in bushes near Border Post 35 along International Border, said BSF. “During special ZLP (Zero Line Patrolling) in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of 98 Bn BSF at about 1010 hrs on January 3, 2022, a white colour sack bag filled with some arms, ammunition and heroin was recovered,” BSF said.