Army not affected by stone pelting during Pulwama encounter: Col Ajit Kumar

| Updated: Jun 22, 2017 19:21 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 22 (ANI): Colonel Ajit Kumar on Thursday said that the Army was not affected by the stone pelting during the operation, where at least three Local Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter, as it was handled very well by the Pulwama Police. Addressing the media here, 50 RR, Col Ajit Kumar, said the Army retrieved few weapons and the operation was called off at 4'o clock in the morning. "The army was not affected by the stone pelting during the operation as it was handled very well by Pulwama police. Two of the 3 terrorist killed yesterday were from my area (Battalion), there was presence of 12 active terrorist, now two down and 10 more to go," he added. At least three terrorists were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. The slain terrorists have been identified as Majid Mir, Shariq Ahmad and Irshad Ahmad. Three AK-47 rifles and ammunition have been recovered from the slain terrorists. The encounter started late Wednesday night when militants were spotted travelling in a vehicle in New Colony Kakapora area. As the forces started search operation, the contact was established and encounter began. According to security officials, as soon as the news of encounter spread, all of a sudden fierce stone pelting by locals targeted security forces to help the trapped terrorists. An officer of 50 Rashtriya Rifles sustained injuries in the encounter. 50 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group (SOP) and 183 CRPF Battalion were involved in the encounter. (ANI)

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