J&K: 2 terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter
Two terrorists have been killed down in an encounter at Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists have been identified as Wasim Shah and Hafiz Nisar. The terrorists are suspected to be part of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
Sources say that Wasim Shah was a commander of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in the Pulwama area. He is a grade A terrorist, the source also added.
The encounter broke out this morning at the Litter village in Pulwama. Intelligence Bureau reports suggested the presence of terrorists in the area following which the security forces launched an encounter.
Meanwhile the Army has recovered one AK-47, an AK-56 and 6 AK magazines.
Shortly after the encounter, there were incidents of stone pelting that were reported. The security forces however managed to get the situation under control.
Kashmir IGP Munir Khan said that the operation was carried out by the police, Army and CRPF after they received specific inputs about the presence of two Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists. He said out of the two terrorists killed Shah was very notorious and his elimination is a big success. He used to recruit cadres for the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Khan also said. He also added that when the encounter began, the two terrorists were told to surrender. However they began firing which led to the retaliation by the forces, he also said. Khan said that with his killing the people will be able to live in peace. This is a very successful operation for the forces, he also said.