A major tragedy has been averted before Independence Day, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said on Friday after a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam.
“Kulgam Encounter Update: Operation is over now. A major tragedy has been averted before Independence Day. NHW will open for traffic shortly,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police quoting the officer.
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 13, 2021
On Thursday, two security personnel and two civilians were injured in firing by LeT terrorists during an encounter in Kulgam.
According to the IGP, terrorists opened fire upon a BSF convoy in Kulgam earlier in the day.
“Senior officers of police, CRPF and Army were present at the spot when the terrorists opened fire,” the IGP had said.