A security personnel was injured after terrorists attacked a CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) bunker outside the force camp at Nehama in Kulgam district.
The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway, as per the latest information.
Earlier in the day, a terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces, hours after two CRPF personnel and a Special Police Officer (SPO) of the J&K Police were killed in a terrorist attack at Kreeri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The security forces had launched an operation immediately after the attack to track down the terrorists who had escaped from the spot. “The two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers who were injured in the Baramulla attack today have succumbed to injuries,” Jammu and Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar had said.
Kumar had further stated that three terrorists from Pakistan-based terrorist organised Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were behind the attack and a search operation was underway.
Top LeT commander killed in Baramulla
Later in the day, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh informed that a second terrorist was also killed in the ongoing operation in Kreeri area of Baramulla. The second terrorist was identified as Sajjad alias Haider, a top Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist in the area.
“Two terrorists have been killed in an ongoing operation in Kreeri area of Baramulla. Terrorist Sajjad who was active in north Kashmir was killed today. He was among the top ten terrorists here. Anatula Mir, another terrorist was also killed,” the DGP said.
“It is suspected that the third terrorist is Osman, who is LeT’s north zone commander from the Pakistani side: Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh on Baramulla encounter,” he added.