Srinagar, 21 Jun 2021: Three terrorists including one Pakistani terrorist were killed in a Counter Terrorism operation in Tantray Mohalla of Gund Barat village in Sopore of North Kashmir's Baramulla district at Sunday night.
On receiving specific intelligence at about 11:15 PM, a joint team of the Sopore Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, Sopore Police Special Operations Group and a Central Reserve Police Force Battalion launched a cordon and search operation. The security forces surrounded the house and appealed to the hiding terrorists to surrender.
In spite of repeated appeals to surrender, the latter opened fire injuring an army soldier. The Security forces retaliated and eliminated the terrorists in the ensuing gunfight that lasted three hours. Out of these three slain terrorists, one terrorist was identified as Abdullah aka Abu Asrar, a Pakistani national.
"The area was cordoned off following which contact was established and a firefight ensued. Due restraint was exercised by the security forces inorder to avoid collateral damage. Three terrorists have been eliminated and three AKs and other war like stores have been recovered. The joint operation is now over," said an Indian Army official about the operation.
As per police, the Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives were the perpetrators of the attacks that killed two Councilors and one Special Police Officer on 29 March 2021 and four Policemen including innocent civilians in Sopore on 12 June 2021. On completion of the operation, three AKs, one pistol, grenade, ammunition and other war like stores were recovered from the slain terrorists.