Three terrorists have been killed in an encounter between security forces and militants on Tuesday (January 22nd) in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. There is news of the injuries of a young Jawan in this encounter. According to the information, the terrorists are suspected to be hidden in the area, for which the search operation of the security forces is still going on. The security forces are running the campaign to neutralize these terrorists. Since the firing of terrorists, security forces have expedited their operations.
The three terrorists who have been killed, Shamsul Haque was one of them. Shamsul Haque’s brother is an IPS officer who is posted in Northeast India these days. Before becoming a terrorist, Shamsul Haq was a student of BUMS in Srinagar. He had disappeared from the Kashmir University campus on May 22, 2018, and after a few days his photograph went viral on the social media with weapon and then it was confirmed that he had joined the terrorist group.
Former DGP of J&K said, ” Shamsul Haq, brother of IPS officer who had joined militant ranks was among the 3 terrorists killed today in Shopian. I remember the efforts that were made by his brother /other family members and J&K Police to bring him back to mainstream but he met a sad end today. “
Shamsul Haq, brother of IPS officer who had joined militant ranks was among the 3 terrorists killed today in Shopian. I remember the efforts that were made by his brother /other family members and J&K Police to bring him back to mainstream but he met a sad end today.— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) January 22, 2019
According to the information, a Joint Task Force of 44 RR of Army, Para Commandos of the Army and state police Special Expeditionary Team of the SOG conducted a search operation on the information of the hideouts of the terrorists in Shirmal area. As soon as the soldiers started searching in a garden outside the village, the terrorists started firing at them, the jawans immediately took their positions and fired counter. In the encounter that lasted for nearly two hours, the terrorist base was also devastated and three terrorists were killed, during which a young jawan was also injured.
Visuals from J&K: An encounter broke out earlier today between terrorists and security forces in Orchards of Heff Shirmal in Zainapora, Shopian. (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/0Ysg0DEaiR— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2019
Giving details of the case, the police said that after receiving intelligence about the presence of militants, the security forces started a search operation by siege in Heff area of Shopian district. A police official said that after the firing of terrorists on security forces, search operations turned into an encounter. The official said that the operation was continuing till the latest reports were received and he said that so far three terrorists were killed.
SP Pani, IG Kashmir on Budgam & Shopian encounters: Three terrorists each have been killed in the two encounters. Arms & ammunitions recovered. Both encounters took place in open area hideouts. Security forces managed these operations very well. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/AgLtV5FVsy— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2019