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Two Pakistani terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT who had recently infiltrated into India have been trapped in an ongoing encounter at Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora on Friday, in which one terrorist has been killed so far, police said.

"Two recent infiltrated #Pakistani terrorists of LeT terror outfit who escaped from recent anti-terrorist operation on 11/5/22 at Salinder forest area were tracked down. They have been trapped today at Brar, Bandipora," Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a tweet, quoting Inspector General of Police, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar.

One terrorist has been killed in the ongoing encounter.

The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

Earlier today, one terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces at Brar area in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora, officials said on Friday.

The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

6 terror suspects held in Punjab grenade attack; Pak's ISI involved

Meanwhile, Punjab Police on Friday claimed to have achieved a major breakthrough in the rocket-propelled grenade blast in Mohali earlier this week with the arrest of six terror suspects. Babbar Khalsa International was involved in the attack carried out on the behest of Pakistan intelligence agency ISI.

Director General of Police (DGP) V.K. Bhawra told the media here that they have cracked the case. Canada resident Lakhbir Singh Landa, a close associate of Pakistan-based Khalistani terrorist Harvinder Singh Rinda, is the main conspirator of the attack.

Landa, who shifted to Canada in 2017, is an associate of Rinda, who had hatched the conspiracy.

Both work for the Babbar Khalsa International and the ISI, he said.

The arrested include Kanwar Bath, Baljeet Kaur, Baljeet Rambo, Anandeep Sonu, Jagdeep Kang and Nishan Singh. Nishan Singh allegedly provided the rocket-propelled grenade that caused the blast.

Rambo, a resident of Tarn Taran, picked up AK-47 rifle and gave to Chadat Singh, who is absconding.

Mohammad Aseem Alam and Mohammad Sarafraj, both Noida residents who hail from Bihar, have been arrested, police said.

Nishan Singh was the first arrest in the case. He got the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) from Landa and gave it to three persons.

The grenade hit the Intelligence bureau headquarters in an upscale locality of Mohali near here on Monday evening, shattering window panes on the third floor of the building.

"The RPG was fired from a distance by unidentified persons who are believed to have fled in a vehicle. A Swift car was spotted at the spot," a police officer had told IANS, adding "before the attack a recce was carried out by two miscreants".

The attack was aimed to harm high-level Organised Crime Control Unit officials who have offices in the Intelligence wing headquarters.

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