At least two terrorists were neutralised in a joint operation conducted by the Indian Army and the police in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Tuesday. Combing operations are underway to look for more terrorists.
The Gorikhan-Hajan area, where the firing took place, was cordoned off by security forces when terrorists hiding there opened fire. Exchange of gunfire took place between both sides in which two terrorists were neutralised.
"We are ascertaining the identity. The operation has been terminated," an army spokesperson told the Hindu, adding that weapons were recovered from the spot.
The new Rs 2,000 currency notes were also recovered from the terrorists, according to ANI.
New Rs 2000 notes recovered from terrorists gunned down by Army in Bandipora(J&K) today. pic.twitter.com/l9y1xqyoem
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 22, 2016
The BSF also killed a Pakistani intruder in firing along the International Border in RS Pura sector of Jammu district, the Indian Express reported. The jawans challenged the intruder but he did not pay heed and was, therefore, shot dead by the BSF.
A head constable of the BSF died and four others were injured after Pakistan violated ceasefire and resorted to heavy mortar shelling on several Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in the Rajouri sector of the state on Monday.
Pakistani troops have resorted to firing and ceasefire violations over 290 times since the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC on September 29.