One Indian Army soldier was killed and two others were injured during an encounter with terrorists in Shopian area of south Kashmir today. Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were also killed in the encounter.
The police said one of the terrorists killed has been identified as Adil Wani, who was involved in the killing of a carpenter from Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, three days back in Pulwama.
A massive operation to flush out terrorists from a forest area in Poonch has been going on since the last 10 days.
Officials said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Dragad area of Shopian district today following information about presence of terrorists there.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire on the security forces who retaliated.
The officials said two terrorists of The Resistance Front (TRF), a shadow outfit of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, have been killed.
In a tweet, the Inspector-General of Police of Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar, said, "One of the killed terrorists has been identified as Adil Ah Wani, active since 7/2020... So far, 15 terrorists have been neutralised in 2 weeks."
#ShopianEncounterUpdate: One of the killed #terrorists has been #identified as Adil Ah Wani, active since 7/2020. He was #involved in #killing of one poor labourer at Litter #Pulwama. So far, 15 terrorists have been #neutralised in 2 weeks: IGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) October 20, 2021
"Killed terrorist Adil Wani was involved in killing of a poor carpenter namely Sakir Ah Wani S/O Gulam Kadir Wani R/O Saharanpur UP. Adil Wani was District Commander Shopian of proscribed terror outfit LeT(TRF)," Mr Kumar tweeted.