Two soldiers were injured in the encounter that led to the killing of terrorist Sameer Tiger
The clipping that’s over a minute long was apparently shot by a jawan shows the final moments of the operation launched by the army that led to the killing of Sameer Tiger, a commander of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen and one of south Kashmir’s most wanted.
The video shows the house surrounded by armoured vehicles, one of them is seen sprinkling inflammable liquid on the house in which the terrorist had taken shelter. An incendiary bomb is then fired after which the house and an adjoining walnut tree catch fire.
As the house is engulfed in flames, the terrorist, who was often seen carrying an US-made M16 rifle, moves to the terrace. Some soldiers engaged in the operation can be heard shouting “there is Sameer”. When he tried to flee, a hail of bullets is fired, killing him on the spot.
Hours before the encounter began, Sameer had circulated a video clip on social media and dared Army officer Major Rohit Shukla. While interrogating a local resident on suspicion of being a security forces informer, the terrorist asked him to tell Major Shukla “just because the tiger had stopped hunting, you think the jungle was yours”.
Major Shukla took the challenge and led the operation against the…