In a major success for the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, three terrorists were eliminated in the Rampur sector near Uri. The terrorists were neutralized in a joint operation that has been going on for five days.
Officials said they had recently entered Indian territory from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Pakistani coins as well as 5 AK-47s, 8 pistols and 70 hand grenades were also recovered.
Chinese Corps Commander Lt. Gen. DP Pandey said: “We had received news of 6 terrorists hiding in the area, after which the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Indian Army jointly launched a joint operation to eliminate them and began the search for terrorists In the early hours of Thursday, we learned that terrorists were hiding in the Hathlanga forest in the Rampur sector. After that, the security forces began their search. During this time, the terrorists started shooting at them and in the backfire, three terrorists were killed. The search for the other three terrorists is still ongoing.
Earlier, there had been news of a meeting between security forces and terrorists in the village of Chitragam in the Shopian district of southern Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir police said a terrorist named Anayt Ahmed Dar was killed during the meeting. This is the same area where a civilian was injured by terrorists late Wednesday evening. These terrorists are believed to have been surrounded by security forces.