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Kashmir: Two terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter

"Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Qasba Yar area of Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir," Jammu and Kashmir police said.

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Pulwama (J&K) Updated on: December 01, 2021 11:51 IST
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J&K: Encounter breaks out between security forces, terrorists in Pulwama.

Highlights

  • Encounter broke out between security forces, terrorists early on Wednesday
  • Encounter took place at at Qasba Yar area in Pulwama district
  • Further details are awaited

Two terrorists were killed in a gunfight between the terrorists and security forces in the Qasbayar area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday (December 1), officials said.

A top commander of proscribed (Jaish-e-Mohammed) Yasir Parray and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) expert were among two terrorists killed in the Pulwama encounter today.

"Top JeM terrorist commander Yasir Parray, an IED expert and foreign terrorist Furqan were neutralized in the encounter," Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir told news agency ANI.

He said that both terrorists were involved in several terror crime cases. The encounter broke out earlier in the day at the Qasbayar area of Pulwama.

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

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

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