Pulwama, Dec 28: Based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in Banderpora area of District Pulwama, a cordon and search operation was launched in the morning hours jointly by Police and security forces in the area.
As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight.
In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist identified as Ishfaq Yousuf Wani son of Mohammad Yousuf Wani resident of Koil Pulwama was neutralized.
He was wanted by the law for his complicity in a series of terror crimes including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and probe his complicity in other terror crimes.
Citizens are requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.