J&K police cop martyred, 3 Armymen injured; JeM terrorist eliminated in Kulgam encounter


A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist was killed and one Jammu and Kashmir Police (SOG) personnel was martyred in an encounter that raged between security forces and terrorists in Pariwan village of Kulgam district of South Kashmir on Wednesday (January 12).

The slain JKP personnel has been identified as Rohit Kumar. Three army soldiers and two civilians were also injured in the firing.

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“One police personnel SgCt Rohit Chib attained #martyrdom, 03 Army soldiers got injured. 02 civilians also got minor injuries. 01 #terrorist of #terror outfit JeM killed,” J&K police tweeted quoting IGP, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar.

The encounter between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.