Breaking News: Four terrorists were killed in Kashmir, three terrorists were arrested with 10 kg IED in Srinagar, blast conspiracy failed.
Security forces gunned down Lashkar-e-Taiba’s self-styled district commander Mukhtar Butt, who was planning a suicide attack, along with two of his associates in Khandepora in South Kashmir on Tuesday.
Another has been killed in Semthan in Anantnag. Meanwhile, three terrorists of The Resistance Front (TRF) have been nabbed after foiling an IED blast plot in Rangreth.
Rangreth is an industrial area located 10 km from Lal Chowk in Srinagar. Rangreth is also the main center of the Army’s Jackalai Regiment.
Two grenades and an IED of 10 kg have been recovered from the arrested terrorists.
After getting the IED in Rangreth, the administration has strengthened it by conducting a security review of all important military and other security installations in Kashmir including Srinagar.
In Pulwama, police came to know at around 4 pm on Tuesday that Mukhtar Butt, a Lashkar rewarded terrorist with two other terrorists, is in Khandepora Awantipora.
He is planning a suicide attack on the security forces. On this, the police launched a search operation with 55 RR of the army. At around 7.30 pm, the terrorists opened fire to break the siege.
The soldiers retaliated. Three terrorists were killed in this encounter which lasted for about one and a half hours.
Kashmir ADGP Vijay Kumar has confirmed the death of Mukhtar Butt and two of his associates. Among them is a foreign terrorist.
Mukhtar and his accomplices had killed an assistant sub-inspector of the CRPF and two personnel of the Railway Protection Force.
An AK-74 rifle, an AK-56 rifle, a pistol, and other items have been recovered from the slain terrorists. A big terrorist conspiracy has been foiled by the killing of these three.
Breaking News: Anantnag encounter: Students evacuated amid firing.
To nab the terrorists hiding in the Semthan area of Anantnag, the police along with the army personnel conducted a search operation on Tuesday morning.
The terrorists fired to escape, but the soldiers entangled them in the encounter. Terrorists did not accept even surrender.
Security forces took the students and other people to a safe place only amidst the firing of the terrorists. One terrorist was killed in this encounter that continued till late evening.
The firing stopped around 10 pm. The identity of the slain terrorist has not been confirmed by the police, but sources have named him Shakir.
It is also being claimed that his other accomplices have fled.
Breaking News: Terrorists caught in Rangreth had deadly plans.
The interrogation of the terrorists arrested in Rangreth, Srinagar is going on.
Officials said that on coming to know about the intention of the terrorists, the police, along with the army and CRPF personnel, had put up special nakas at certain places.
In the Harnambal area, 62 RR jawans of police and army blocked the block.
Here two TRF terrorists Amir Mushtaq Dar resident Sojeth Budgam and Kaabil Rashid resident Sikap Mohalla HMT Srinagar were apprehended. Two grenades were recovered from both of them.
Both were taken to Channapora police station. Both told about their third partner during interrogation.
After this his third accomplice Aaqib Jamal Butt was also arrested. He told that he was planning to blast the IED at a place in Rangreth.
The trio took the security forces to the place in Rangreth where they had hidden the IED. It has been taken into custody. This IED is 10 kg.