A terrorist was gunned down by security forces in an ongoing gun battle in Zadibal area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar city, officials said on Sunday.
The encounter between terrorists and security forces erupted after a cordon and search operation was launched in Zadibal and Zoonimar Pozwalpora localities following inputs about their presence in the areas.
Two more terrorists are believed to be trapped, according to officials. Mobile internet services have been suspended in the Srinagar city, they said.
Police said parents of the trapped terrorists were brought to the encounter site and asked to surrender but they refused to do so.
“Through our sources, we go to know of their identity and called their parents who appealed to them to surrender. But they didn’t relent,” Vijay Kumar, inspector general of police in Kashmir, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“Two of them are active since 2019. One was involved in attack on two BSF (Border Security Force) jawans last month,” Kumar added.
This is the second encounter in Srinagar in the just over a month.
In May, security forces had gunned two terrorists of the Hizbul Mujahideen, including the son of a Kashmiri separatist leader, after an hours-long gunbattle on in Nawa Kadal locality of Srinagar.
More than a dozen houses were also damaged in the blaze that erupted after several blasts and exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces during a 12-hour encounter in Nawa Kadal area on May 19.
The gunbattle had started the previous day.
Three personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and a policeman were also injured during the encounter.