On receiving specific intelligence from JKP of the presence of terrorists in the built-up area of New Colony, Pulwama, an operation was launched by troops of Panzgom, Pulwama based Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, JKP, and CRPF at 11:55 pm on 13 Jul 2021.
As the troops were laying cordon at 01:20 AM, the terrorists opened fire on the troops and tried to escape taking advantage of darkness. Alert troops immediately returned fire and trapped the fleeing terrorists in a house.
A call for surrender was given but terrorists continued firing indiscriminately and a firefight ensued.
In an eight hours long operation, Aijaz Abu Huraira, a Pakistani Terrorist, and two other terrorists identified as Javed Rather, of Tahab, Pulwama, and Shahnawaz Gani of Srinagar belonging to LeT were eliminated by Security Forces.
Two AK-47 rifles, one pistol, and other warlike stores were recovered from the encounter site.
As per the police, these notorious terrorists were involved in many Anti-National activities and also in the recruitment process in South Kashmir. Neutralization of the three terrorists will go a long way in bringing peace in the Pulwama district and alleviate civilians of their sufferings and hardships at the hand of these notorious terrorists.
Information as received from the PRO (Defence), Srinagar.