Army soldier injured in encounter with terrorists near LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

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An Army soldier was injured in an encounter between terrorists and security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani town of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir late Tuesday night.

A defence spokesperson on Wednesday said that input was received regarding the presence of a group of suspicious armed persons near Dadal village near the LoC following which search ops were launched.

During the night, an exchange of fire took place in which one soldier received minor injuries and was evacuated, the Army said.

The operations are in progress.

This comes a day after top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Nadeem Abrar and a Pakistani terrorist were killed in an encounter in Parimpora area.

The two were gunned down by a police party in the early hours of Tuesday, they said.

There was a specific input about terrorists carrying out an attack on highways. Keeping in view the seriousness of the input, a few joint checkposts of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF were placed along the highway, he said.

“On Parimpora naka (checkpost), a vehicle was stopped and the occupants were asked to show their identity cards. The person sitting at the back seat tried to open his bag and took out a grenade. The police party swiftly swung into action and grabbed him.

“Both the driver and the person sitting at the back seat were taken into police custody. After taking off his mask, it was identified that he was Abrar, a top LeT commander,” the spokesman said.

He said a pistol and some hand grenades were recovered from Abrar’s possession.

Abrar was then taken to the house. The police party was entering his house after cordoning it off when the Pakistani terrorist hiding inside the premises opened fire at the team.

In the initial round of fire, three CRPF personnel were injured and Abrar accompanying the search party also got wounded, the spokesman said.

“In the ensuing gunfire, the foreign terrorist who fired from inside the house was neutralised and Abrar was also killed. Two AK-47 rifles along with ammunition were recovered from the site,” he added.

The spokesman said Abrar was involved in killings of several security force personnel.

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