A terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in the Khrew Pampore area of Awantipora in south Kashmir's district Pulwama. While the encounter is still underway. Two terrorists are suspected to be in the siege. During the encounter, the terrorists were asked to surrender but they refused and started firing on the security forces.
Police said that they received information about the presence of terrorists in the Khrew area of Pampore late on Thursday night. The SOG jawans of the police, along with a joint team of Army and CRPF, reached the area and started searching for the terrorists.
On Friday morning, when they reached a locality of Khrew while carrying forward the search operation, the terrorists hiding there, started firing on them. The security forces, taking the front immediately, first asked the terrorists to surrender, but when they did not agree, they also started firing in response.
An encounter has started at Khrew, Pampore area of Awantipora. Police and security forces are on the job. Details awaited: Jammu & Kashmir Police— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2021
Additional troops of security forces were called to the encounter site so that the terrorists could not escape from there. The slain terrorist is yet to be identified. A police official said that soon another terrorist would also be killed.