The Hush Post| 7:15 am |one-minute-read
Four terrorists have been killed in Lassipora area of Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir in an encounter between the terrorists and security personnel. Also three security personnel have been injured. The encounter is still on.
The terrorists are believed to be from Lashkar-e-Taiba. The security personnel had a specific information about the terrorists. Four guns have been recovered.
Two days ago, a car explosion took place on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, damaging a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in an incident. The security agencies are treating that as an attempted terror attack due to the remnants found from the vehicle and the similarities with the Pulwama suicide bombing in February.
No one was hurt in Saturday’s incident which too is being investigated.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that there were commercial LPG cylinders in the car but some other items recovered from the spot also suggest that it was a plan, which failed,” Ramban district police chief, Anita Sharma said. “We cannot rule out the possibilities of a foul play since some items found can be utilized for explosives,” she added.
A senior security official, asking not to be named, said the suspect material may be urea, a fertilizer, which can be easy improvised to be used as an explosive in crude bombs. The more dangerous RDX explosive was used in the Pulwama attack.
The driver of the car escaped from the spot at Tethar in Ramban district. The site is close to the Banihal tunnel, which serves as an important link between Jammu and Srinagar and is guarded 24 X 7.