J&K: 5 Security personnel martyred, 2 terrorists killed in 56-hour long encounter
Srinagar: Five personnel of the security forces have been martyred and two terrorists killed in 56-hour-long encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, officials said.
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan , who sustained bullet injuries on Friday, when the anti-terror operations started in Babagund area of the district, died today. Earlier two CRPF personnel, two state policemen were killed and eight others including a commandant were injured.
One civilian, Waseem Ahmad Mir, also sustained bullet injuries “in the nearby area” and later succumbed at a hospital, the official added.
IGP Kashmir SP Pani told ANI that the bodies of the slain terrorists have been retrieved along with arms and ammunition and their identity is being ascertained.
IGP Kashmir SP Pani on Handwara encounter: Operation is almost over,final search on.We've recovered 2 bodies of terrorists,their identities being ascertained.The reason for prolonged Op is tough terrain along with heavy civilian population.We've lost 3 CRPF&2 J&K Police personnel pic.twitter.com/ML4GCpALOF
— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2019
The encounter broke out on Thursday night after the joint team of security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation at Babagund Langate area of Handwara following information about the presence of terrorists there.