Six militants killed in 2 encounters in J&K

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Oct 2018 08:42:54



An Army jawan was killed in sniper fire by militants in Tral area of South Kashmir


SIX militants were on Thursday killed in two gun battles with security forces in Baramulla and Anantnag districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. “Four militants were killed in Arwani operation in Anantnag district while two ultras were eliminated in an encounter at Kreeri in Baramulla,” a senior police official said. Meanwhile, in a late evening attack, an Army jawan was killed in sniper fire by militants in Tral area of South Kashmir on Thursday, in second such incident within a week, officials said.

The militants using sniper rifle carried out the attack on 42 RR camp in Luragam at around 9 pm, killing sepoy Ngamsiamliana, who was on the guard duty, they said. He received the fatal shot in his head, another jawan Thake Dhoniy received minor injuries, the officials said.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Kreeri area in the early hours following information about presence of militants there, the official said, adding the militants opened fire on the security forces triggering an encounter. The identity of the two slain militants, affiliated to Lashkar-e-Toiba, was being ascertained, he added. In the second operation in Arwani area of Anantnag district, four militants were killed after intense exchange of fire.
He said the identity of the slain militants was being ascertained. Arms and ammunition have been recovered from both the encounter sites, police said.

The security forces put up printed banners at several places near the encounter site, urging people not to go there as there could be unexploded bombs or grenades.
This is the second such incident within four days in which militants have used sniper rifle to carry out attack on security establishments. An SSB jawan was killed inside a CRPF camp on October 21 by militants who used sniper rifles, possibly armed with night-vision devices, in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.