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Jammu and Kashmir: Eight Terrorists Killed In 24 Hours In Two Encounters, 2 Were Hiding In Mosque
Eight terrorists killed in 24 hours in two encounters in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir: Eight Terrorists Killed In 24 Hours In Two Encounters, 2 Were Hiding In Mosque (Representational Image)
New Delhi: New Delhi: In Jammu and Kashmir security forces gunned down eight terrorists in two separate encounters in Shopian and Pampore security forces successfully used tear gas shells to flush out the terrorists who were holed inside a mosque.
As per official no firing and IEDs were used in the encounter to prevent damage to the mosque.
Yesterday morning after specific information about the presence of terrorists both operations were launched.
Police and Amry said while five terrorists were killed in Shopian, three were killed in Pampore.
On Friday morning security forces used tear smoke shells to force the holed up militants out of the mosque said the official, adding the two were then killed by the forces while maintaining the sanctity of the religious places.
The Inspector-General of Police,Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said no firing or IED was used to force the militants out if the mosque.
"Patience and professionalism worked. No use of firing an IED. Used tear smoke shells only. Maintained sanctity of the mosque. Both terrorists hiding inside mosque neutralized," the IGP said.
"While conducting an operation at Meez Pampore full sanctity of the mosque maintained. Local people and Masjid committee expressed happiness and thanked district police chief Mr. Tahir for patience and good supervision. They also complimented Army and Crpf involved in the operation for restraint," police said.