Two soldiers injured in J&K encounter, terrorists flee

PULWAMA: Two soldiers were injured in an encounter that ended with terrorists giving security forces the slip in Kakapora belt in south Kashmirs Pulwama district early Tuesday.
Several hours of search later, the anti-terror operation was called off, a senior police officer said. Meanwhile, two Al-Badr affiliates were arrested at Pulwamas Ladhoo crossing area with Rs 6 lakh cash.
Acting on intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in Kakaporas Marwal village, a joint team of Armys 50RR, CRPF and Pulwama Police launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area. Holed-up terrorists opened fire at the search party, triggering an encounter in which two Armymen were injured, the officer said.
Following the initial fire exchange, however, the ultras managed to escape and the operation was called off afterwards.
Later in the day, a joint team of security forces acting on a tip-off and arrested the Al-Badr duo — identified as Rayees-ul-Hassan and Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, both residents of Pulwamas Awantipora — with Rs 6 lakh cash meant to fuel terror activities of the outfit in the region, said anRead More – Source


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