A top Pakistani terrorist commander belonging to proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed was among the two terrorists killed in an early morning encounter between terrorists and security forces at Nagberan-Tarsar forest area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday.
“Topmost Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM Lamboo killed in today’s encounter. Identification of second terrorist being ascertained,” police said.
Earlier the firefight between terrorists and security forces 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 terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
Meanwhile, IG Kashmir Vijay Kumar has congratulated the army and the police for the successful anti-terror operation.