Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Branpatri forest area of Tral on Wednesday morning following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police spokesperson said.
Sheo Ram is survived by two brothers, four sisters, his wife and a four-year-old son. His father Baluram had passed away when Sheo Ram and his siblings were young, and his mother Sharli Devi had raised all of them.
Two of the slain terrorists have been identified as Hilal Naiko, a resident of Pinglena, and Kamran, a Pakistani national whose role in the February 14 terror attack on the CRPF convoy at Lethpora is being probed.
Abu Dujana, top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander and a Pakistani national wanted in connection with many attacks on security forces, was on Tuesday gunned down along with his aide in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the Army said. The counter-militancy operation was however met with some resistance as over 100 protesters pelted stones on security officials.