Four terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Tuesday.
The gunfight broke out at Sindarah in the Surankote area of Poonch last evening after a joint operation of the army and police in the area.
This is the first major successful operation against terrorists in the area after multiple attacks in Rajouri and Poonch since January this year.
“Operation Trinetra II. In a major cordon and search operation, acting on specific intelligence, four terrorists were eliminated in a joint operation by the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police near Sindarah and Maidana villages in Surankote tehsil of Poonch district.” Four AK-47 rifles, two pistols, and other materials were also recovered, it said, adding, “Elimination of these terrorists has avoided major terrorist initiated incidents in Rajouri and Poonch area.” the White Knight Corps said in a tweet.
Earlier on Monday, security forces killed two terrorists and foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line of Control in the district. Major “war-like stores” including one AK-74 rifle with magazine, 11 rounds, and other items for sustenance were recovered, officials said.