One jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was martyred and one civilian killed on Wednesday morning when terrorists opened fire at a patrol party in Sopore town, Baramulla district, Jammu and Kashmir. Three other jawans were injured.
The town is 50 kilometer away from Srinagar.
This terrible incident confirms that militancy is thriving in the Valley, even during a global health crisis.
SHO Azim Khan described the rescue operation as challenging. "When we reached the site, what we saw was disturbing. Our priority was to evacuate the child. It was very challenging as terrorists were firing. The child was going to Handwara with his grandfather," he said.
Over 100 terrorists have been killed this year: Top cop
Last month, Dilbag Singh declared that over 100 terrorists have been neutralized this year, making it one of the biggest achievements of security forces. With each operation, security forces are moving towards their goal of a terror-free Jammu and Kashmir.
The maximum number of terrorists, over 50, belonged to the notorious Hizbul Mujahideen and 20 to Lashkar-e-Taiba, which operates from Pakistan, Singh revealed.