Three terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), including two Pakistani nationals, were killed on Wednesday in an encounter in Chandgam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama.
A joint team of the 55RR of the Army, 182Bn CRPF and Police laid a cordon and search in the area on the basis of intelligence inputs. The terrorists opened fire at security forces leading to the encounter.
IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar has described it as a major success as the terrorists were categorised and were involved in civilian killings and attacks at security forces personnel.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including US-made 2 M-4 carbines and 1 AK series rifle were recovered.
Among the killed terrorists two have been identified as Mir Owais resident of Ashmander Pulwama and a Pakistani national Talha Yasir.
Terrorist Owais was involved in killing of a civilian namely Azad Ahmad Dar of Kangan Pulwama.
The killed Pakistani terrorist Talha was mastermind in preparation of Vehicle-borne IEDs besides, involved in attack on civilian at Wanpora area of Pulwama. Identity of the other Pakistani terrorist was being ascertained, said police.
Security forces had on Tuesday gunned down two terrorists linked with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the Kulgam district. They were involved in several terror crimes, said the IGP.