4 Terrorists Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir's Bandipora

| June 18 , 2018 , 15:01 IST

A total of 4 terrorists were killed on Monday in an encounter with security forces in the Bandipora sector of Jammu and Kashmir, just a day after the central government decided not to continue with the unilateral ceasefire that had been in place in the state during the Islam holy month of Ramadan. The terrorists have not yet been identified.

Based on a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the Raynar forests adjacent to the Panar area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district, the security forces launched a joint sweep operation, resulting in an encounter with terrorists.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who recently completed a visit to Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday tweeted that the security forces “are being directed to take all necessary actions as earlier to prevent terrorists from launching attacks and indulging in violence and killings” and that “The operations against the terrorists to resume.”

In view of the significant rise in the number of attacks on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramadan, security forces have adopted a proactive approach by setting up check barriers at various areas across the valley.

Due to the multiple ceasefire violations from Pakistan and the strained relations with it, this year on Eid, on Saturday, BSF officers did not share sweets with Pakistan Rangers at the Attari-Wagah border as is the tradition on Diwali/Eid.