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J&K: Top LeT terrorist among 3 killed in Pulwama encounter

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Pulwama town following information about the presence of militants there.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 14, 2021 9:45 IST
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Encounter underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama 

Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Aijaz (alias Abu Huraira) was killed on Wednesday in an encounter that took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, along with two other local terrorists. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Pulwama town following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.

"Pakistani LeT Commander Aijaz (alias Abu Huraira) has been killed along with two local terrorists. Congratulations to the Police and Security Forces," IGP Kashmir said. 

The encounter broke out earlier today. 

As per the Kashmir Zone Police, incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered.

A search is underway. 

Further details are awaited.

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