Terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in Bandipora _Another anti-terrorist operation at Anantnag in progress_

May 11: Today, two anti-terrorist operations were conducted by Police and security forces in Bandipora and Anantnag districts in which one terrorist was killed so far in Bandipora. Arms & ammunition have also been recovered from the encounter site.

In Bandipora, acting on specific information regarding presence of terrorists at Salinder forest area of Bandipora, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 14RR and 3rd Bn CRPF in the said area. During search of the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately on the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 01 terrorist was killed so far and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Ganie resident of Wussan Pattan area of Baramulla. The killed terrorist had exfiltrated in year 2018 and remained there for 3 years and 06 months before infiltrating back in the last week of April. Search for other two accomplice terrorists is still going on.

Incriminating material, arms & ammunition including 01 AK rifle and 03 magazines have been recovered from the encounter site.

Meanwhile, another anti-terrorist operation was launched in village Marhama area of Bijbehara Anantnag by Police, 3rd RR and 90Bn CRPF. As the joint search party approaching towards suspected spot, the hiding terrorists started firing indiscriminately on the search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter.

Both the encounters are still going on and further details will be communicated as and when operations will conclude.```