A top terrorist commander has been pinned down by security forces conducting an anti-terrorist operation in the Beighpura area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir Police has tweeted. Sources have said the terrorist is a high-ranking commander of terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen and one of Kashmir’s most wanted. After the encounter, which began at 9 am, mobile internet service was suspended in all 10 districts of Kashmir Valley.
“Contact established in the third operation at Awantipur. Top terrorist commander is trapped. Exchange of fire on. Details shall follow,” Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted at 9.07 am. Minutes earlier the police tweeted: “Third operation launched by Awantipur Police last night on a specific input too is in progress at Beigpora Awantipora. Senior officers monitoring since last night”.