Srinagar, Mar 25: Killing six more terrorists and taking the death toll to 25, the five-day long encounter between the Army personnel and terrorists in Kupwara district of Jammu Kashmir ended on Tuesday, Mar 24 evening.
A total of seventeen terrorists and eight Army personnel including Major Mohit Sharma were killed in the encounter that began on Mar 20 higher reaches of the Shamsabari range in Harfada forest.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 17 AK assault rifles, four UBGLs, 19 UBGL grenades and two hand grenades, have been recovered from the possession of the slain terrorist. The operation witnessed fierce gun fight between the troops and the terrorists.
On being asked whether the group was an infiltrating column, he said it most likely consisted of an infiltrating column as well as terrorists who had come to receive them.