Four terrorists belonging to Pakistan sponsored Islamic terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad have been gunned down by the Indian security forces in Panjran, Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.
According to reports, the operation was jointly launched by Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF in Pulwama after they received information about the presence of terrorists.
Update. Four terrorists have been eliminated.They reportedly belong to JeM.Operation over. More details to follow. https://t.co/ehIPXVeZ1R
— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) June 7, 2019
The encounter broke out yesterday evening after the terrorists opened fire upon the security forces, who had launched cordon and search operation (CASO) following the inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area. Three AK-series rifles have also been recovered from their possession.
It is reported that two of the terrorists were former SPOs who had deserted their service to join JeM just a day prior. The names of the slain terrorists are, Ashiq Ahmed, Imran Ahmed, Shabir Ahmed and Salman Khan.
Huge. 4 Jaish terrorists killed in Pulwama also include 2 SPOs of J&K Police who had ran away with weapons to join Jaish only 24 hours ago. Shelf life in new profession less than a day. Identifications:
Ashiq Ahmad, Imran Ahmad, Shabir Ahmad (SPO), Salman Khan (SPO). pic.twitter.com/sh3Ed3xwJj
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) June 7, 2019
The encounter comes two days after a woman named Nigeena Bano was shot dead by terrorists in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. Another civilian identified as Mohd Sultan was injured in the attack, the police said.