August 03: A joint patrol of the security forces yesterday night launched searches at Dursoo area in Dangiwacha Sopore after it received credible inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area.
While the searches in the area were going on, aware about terrorists’ presence, police made efforts to persuade the hiding terrorists to surrender but they were unrelenting and fired on the search party initiating a gunfight.
In the ensuing encounter two terrorists were eliminated by the security forces. The killed terrorists were identified as Riyaz Ahmed Dar son of Mohammad Akbar resident of Naseer Abad Chinkipora Sopore and Khursheed Ahmed Malik son of Ghulam Nabi resident of Aarihal Pulwama. They were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT.
Moreover in the encounter two security forces’ personnel were also injured who were subsequently shifted to the hospital for medical treatment. However one of the injured army jawan sepoy Sawar Vijay Kumar No: 15496659x later succumbed to his injuries.
Some arms & ammunition was also recovered from the site of encounter. Police have registered a case and investigation has been initiated in the instant matter.