After the martyrdom of 8 soldiers including Colonel-Major in Jammu and Kashmir, the security forces started a major operation against the terrorists. During this operation, the security forces got great success. Multwanted terrorist Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo has been shot dead during an encounter in the Begpora area of Avantipora in Pulwama district.
According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, security forces blew up a house with a 40 kg IED during the encounter. Riyaz Naikoo was hidden in this house. He was killed during the blast, while another of his companions is hiding in a nearby house. The encounter is still going on.
A joint team of 55 RR and CRPF of the Army started the cordon search operation in Begpora on Tuesday night. As the joint team of security forces moved towards the suspicious location, the hidden militants opened fire on them, after which the encounter has started.
Right now, there is an encounter between security forces and terrorists in the Pampore area of Pulwama itself. Security forces have surrounded 3 terrorists. Late Tuesday evening, the security forces had received the news of hiding terrorists in one place. The operation has since been conducted.