Pulwama Encounter: Clash between security forces, protesters, telecom companies instructed to reduce data services to 2G

ANI | Updated: Oct 14, 2017 13:57 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 14 (ANI): Clashes between security forces and protesters took place after the encounter on Saturday, where two Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) terrorists were killed at Pulwama's Little Village in Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports of stone pelting on security forces have also been reported.

Following the encounter, the Jammu and Kashmir Authorities have ordered Telecom companies to downgrade Internet speed to 2G in Kashmir.

Addressing the media, earlier in the day, Inspector General Munir Khan said that the two terrorists were asked to surrender, but they started firing at the troops instead.

"Both of them were asked to surrender, the families in the house where the terrorists were staying were taken out, but the two started firing on the troops, and within an hour the encounter was finished, where both the militants were killed," Inspector General Munir Khan, said.

IG Khan informed that the security forces on October 13 received information regarding presence of two LeT terrorists in Village Little of Pulwama.

"The information was specific regarding the presence of the terrorists. On the receipt of these two an operation was launched, by the Pulwama Police, Army concerned and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), SAID IG Munir Khan.

He added that the two terrorists were staying in a particular house that was cordoned the presence of militants was established.

The house where the LeT terrorists were hiding belonged to another militant who was killed a few years back.

"Two AKs with ammunition and magazines was recovered from the spot," informed IG Munir Khan.

He also said that during the encounter one civilian named Gulzar Ahmed (25) got injured in the cross fire.

Speaking about one terrorist named Wasim Shah, IG Munir Khan said, "Wasim was known to be quite notorious and his neutralisation is a big success for the security forces. He also used to also recruit the cardinals for LeT."

He added that the killing of both the terrorists is a setback for LeT.

Munir Khan agreeing to the fact that infiltrations had increased in J & K said, "We agree that there were many infiltrations this year but at the same time, but we give credit to the Army who has filed huge attempts otherwise a lot of militants would have entered Kashmir."

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Little Village at Pulwama's district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

The two terrorists, Wasim Shah and Hafiz Nisar, were gunned down by the security forces.

Both of them were a part of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

According to reports, one AK-47, one AK-56 and six AK magazines were recovered by the security forces.

Earlier on Wednesday, two other terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Hajin area of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.

While four days back, three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed when a cordon and search operation (CASO) turned into an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian. (ANI)

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