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Four Hizbul terrorists shot in Kulgam encounter hid in bunker behind wardrobe

The operation on Saturday uncovered the militants' hiding strategy in Chinnigam Frisal, where they had built a secret bunker inside a wardrobe.

In a significant development, four Hizbul terrorists were killed during an encounter in Kulgam district, Jammu and Kashmir. The operation took place on Saturday, revealing the militants’ ingenious hideout strategy. These terrorists had taken refuge in Chinnigam Frisal, where they had constructed a concealed bunker inside an almirah.

Security forces, upon investigating the hideout, discovered a well-fortified concrete structure hidden behind a wardrobe. The video footage of the inspection has surfaced online, shedding light on the terrorists’ tactics and the challenges faced by the security personnel.

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Authorities are now probing the possibility of local involvement in sheltering these terrorists. The investigation aims to determine whether any individuals in the community were aware of or aided the militants during their stay in the hideout.

Twin Encounters

The same weekend witnessed another significant development in Kulgam. Six terrorists were killed during twin encounters—one in Modergam village and the other in the Frisal Chinnigam area. These operations were conducted by security forces as part of their ongoing efforts to combat terrorism in the region.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) RR Swain lauded the security forces’ achievements, emphasizing their role in fortifying the overall security environment. He stated that such successes are crucial in the collective fight against terrorism.

However, the encounters came at a heavy cost. Two soldiers lost their lives while bravely battling the terrorists. L NK Pardeep Kumar and Sep Pravin Janjal Prabhakar made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Their bravery and commitment to safeguarding the nation were honored by the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

Ongoing Amarnath Yatra and Security Measures

These incidents occurred amidst the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in South Kashmir. The pilgrimage attracts thousands of devotees each year, and security forces remain vigilant to ensure their safety. The encounters in Kulgam highlight the challenges faced by security personnel during this sensitive period.

Following the Saturday encounter, security forces launched a search operation in Rajouri district. Several rounds of bullets were fired near an army camp, leading to a half-hour-long clash. Despite their efforts, the terrorists managed to escape into the nearby forest. An official reported, “A few rounds of bullets were fired near an army camp in the Manjakot area of Rajouri.”

The situation remains tense, and security forces continue their relentless efforts to maintain peace and protect civilians in the region.

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