Encounter at Hajin, J&K: Security forces on job says cops

12 October, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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The hiding militants triggered the encounter firing at the security forces approaching the house.

The 2016 terror attack on the Pathankot Air Station is what ostensibly prompted the move to get these IAF commandos join Indian Army personnel in counter-insurgency operations in the conflict-ridden state.

Two security personal and two terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out at the Hajin area of Bandipore in the North Kashmir on Wednesday.

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Earlier reports said the fighting erupted when the security personnel surrounded Paribal village early in the day following specific inputs about the militants' presence in a house.

Sources said that IAF's Garud Commandos are being made to undergo a six-months long training-two week of induction training and five-and-a-half months live situation training.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Virdhi Kumar Birdi told reporters that the slain militants were Abu Baker alias Ali Baba and Nasrullah Mir of Lashkari-e-Taiba (LeT). One of the militants was identified as Abid. The militants are believed to be behind the killing of BSF constable Ramzan Parray.

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According to reports, mobile internet service was suspended to maintain law and order situation following the encounter. "The security personnel launched an all out assault on the militants and in the ensuing over two hour long heavy gunfight, two Lashkar militants were killed", a police officer said.

As per the reports, the Khalid was killed in the joint operation by the Jammu and Kashmir Police's Special Operation Group, CRPF and Army. They are also trained to conduct airborne and counter terrorist operations.

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