November 2016 News

Three Security Personnel, Two Terrorists Killed In Kashmir

25 November 2016
Times of India
M Saleem Pandit

Srinagar: Three security personnel and two terrorists were killed and one police man was critically injured in two separate terror attacks in the Kashmir valley on Friday. Police said, three personnel of Indian Reserve Police Force were stationed outside District Police Lines Kulgam, south Kashmir, when an unspecified number of terrorists opened fired at them. Constables-Tanveer Ahmad and Jalaluddin - were killed on the spot while a third one, Shamsuddin was critically injured. In Naidikhai village in Sumbal, Bandipora, north Kashmir, a joint operation was carried out by the army and special operation group of police around 7.45 am after receiving a tip off about the presence of terrorists. One soldier and two terrorists were killed in the encounter. The identity of the slain terrorists has not been ascertained yet. Defence spokesman Col Manish Kumar said that two weapons and one UBGL and 'other war like stores were recovered' from them. The locals of Naidikhal gathered in the main chowk of the village protested against the killing of terrorists, claiming their dead bodies while raising pro-azaadi slogans. Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a local militant Majeed Mir at Tujjar in Sopore in north Kashmir during a raid. The search operation was jointly launched by 22 RR, SOG Sopore and 179 battalion of CRPF. On Wednesday, police also arrested five over ground workers of Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit in Pulwana, south Kashmir for their involvement in the Charar-e-Sharief J&K bank robbery case. Four unidentified men with AK-47 rifles and pistols had looted around Rs.14 lakh cash from the Malapora branch of J&K Bank in Charar-e-Sharief, Budgam, central Kashmir on Monday. Police said the Lashkar workers- Mohammad Iqbal Wani, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Tanveer-ul-Alam Wani, Tanveer Ahmad Bhat and Raqeeb Rather, all residents of Chewa Kalan-were caught during a midnight raid but no cash has been recovered from them yet. Preliminary investigations revealed that the five provided logistic support and shelter to the gunmen who looted the bank.