Srinagar, 14th July 2021: Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Wednesday morning got a huge success. Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Ejaz alias Abu Huraira has been killed by security forces after a prolonged encounter. Apart from this, two more local terrorists have been killed. The IG of Kashmir Zone gave the information that it has been a big success after a long-running encounter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama. In the last one month, so far, many terrorists have been killed by the security forces. This encounter with the terrorists started late on Tuesday when the security forces began the search operation.
There was firing by the terrorists and then the encounter started. A police officer said that this operation was begun after the presence of terrorists in the area. He said that during the search operation, the firing had begun on the security forces from the terrorists, and then it was retaliated. A large number of arms and ammunition have been recovered from the spot. At present, the operation is going on.
Security forces took nearby people to safer places
A joint cordon by the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police, and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started a search operation, late on Tuesday night in the main colony of Pulwama city when they received intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists. A spokesperson said that as the security forces were moving towards the designated area, the hiding terrorists opened fire on them. The encounter started after the security forces retaliated.
He said that the people living in the immediate vicinity were shifted to safer places and the terrorists were asked to surrender.
Increase in deployment of security forces, mobile internet shut down
Later, additional security forces were deployed in the area to thwart any escape attempts by the terrorists. The spokesperson said that when the security forces tried again to move towards the area this morning, the terrorists again opened fire on them.
“In retaliation by the security forces, three terrorists including the Pakistani commander were killed. All the terrorists are said to be of Lashkar-e-Taiba. Meanwhile, the traffic and pedestrian paths leading to the area have been closed in the town.” said, locals. Mobile internet service has also been suspended. Security forces have also been deployed in the surrounding areas to maintain law and order.