Terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter involved in many attacks: JK Police

Bandipora encounter Gunbattle between security forces and terrorists is underway in Hajin Handipora of Jammu and Kashmir

Bandipora encounter Gunbattle between security forces and terrorists is underway in Hajin Handipora of Jammu and Kashmir

In 1990, at least four air force officers were killed by Yasin Malik, one of the top members of the militant group, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).

On September 2016, as many as 19 Indian soldiers were killed in an attack on the Uri army base.

Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir): Two security personnel were declared dead after an encounter with terrorists in the Hajin area of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

According to sources, army's 13 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search at Rakh-e- Hajin village on Tuesday night, following inputs about the presence of some LeT militants in the area. Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, one of them a Pakistani national, were also killed in the encounter.

The IAF said two terrorists, firing indiscriminately, ran towards the position of the Garud commandos, who challenged them and killed the two terrorists. This attack result to the injuries of two jawans and also two Garud personnel martyred.

The attackers had attacked the base by throwing grenades on the Indian army camp.

On Sunday, Air Force Day, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa had said over 6,000 airmen were trained to respond to Pathankot-like incidents in future.

The Army said in a statement that "befitting" tributes were paid to the two IAF martyrs at a wreath-laying ceremony at Srinagar's Badami Bagh cantonment, home of the 15 (Chinar) Corps.

Moreover, It has reported that the terrorist has fired upon the forces around 5 am.

They were identified as Abu Bakr alias Ali Baba and Nasrullah Mir, son of Nazir Ahmad Mir, resident of Mir Mohalla Hajin.

The terrorist opened fire on the security forces. Hundreds of people attended the funeral of the local militant, the reports said. Khalid, who is a Pakistani national, had been operational in the area for last two to three years and was also instrumental in arranging recruits for the terror outfit, police had said.

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