An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama area. According to updates shared by the Kashmir Zone Police on Twitter, top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Umar Mustaq Khandey has been trapped in the Drangbal area of Pampore. The encounter had begun in the early hours of Saturday, with the initial update from the Police being shared at around 2:00 am.
"Operation is getting delayed as it is a three-storey concrete building. The operation is still underway and fire is coming from inside. After October 8, 11 terrorists killed in nine encounters so far. Two terrorists are trapped and will be killed soon," said IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
Further details awaited.
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