4 Indian army men killed in encounter in Kashmir
Published: 10:33 AM, 18 February 2019 Updated: 11:09 AM, 18 February 2019
Four army personnel including a Major were killed in an overnight encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, India, on Monday, days after over 40 soldiers were killed there in a terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy.
A search operation was launched late last night by army, police and CRPF personnel after a tip-off that terrorists were hiding in the Pinglan area.
Two or three terrorists are believed to be still hiding in the area and firing is on.
A civilian was also reportedly killed in the encounter, said police sources.
On February 14, a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist drove his car close to a CRPF convoy of 78 buses on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and detonated around 60 kg of RDX, killing over 40 personnel reporting to duty after leave.
The suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar, had joined the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad a year ago.
After the terror attack, the CRPF has decided to tweak the standard operating procedures (SOP) framed to secure its convoys. "We have decided to add new features to our convoy movement to and from Kashmir," said CRPF Director General RR Bhatnagar.
"Apart from traffic control, there will be changes in the timings of convoy, their halt locations and movement in coordination with other security forces like the Army and the J-K police," Bhatnagar added. - NDTV
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