Three terrorists are said to have been killed in an encounter with the jawans from the 4 Para regiment of the Indian Army in the Tangdhar area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning.
The encounter comes just two days after a terrorist attack on a Border Security Force (BSF) camp in the same district that led to three BSF personnel and a civilian being injured. The BSF camp, in Nachin village, held an ammunition depot as well. That was also the first time an Army convoy was attacked by militants in years. The Army has been moving its convoys at night after protests and crackdown on the protests created unrest in Kashmir.
The three terrorists killed on Sunday were said to have been the ones who had attacked the BSF camp on Aug. 19. The Army is said to have recovered three firearms and several other equipment, tools and paraphernalia from them.
This is also the most recent encounter in a series of such incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, which have led to several deaths from both the sides. Earlier this month, in an encounter in the district, at least three BSF personnel and a terrorist were killed in the Machil sector. Even earlier, at the end of July, two terrorists and two security personnel were killed in an encounter as the Army foiled an infiltration bid from Pakistan in the district.
"Alert troops intercepted terrorists attempting to infiltrate in the intervening night of July 29-30. In an ensuing gunfight, two terrorists were killed. Two soldiers attained martyrdom. One soldier was injured," an army spokesperson had said in Srinagar back then about the incident.