3 Jaish men killed in Pulwama
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3 Jaish men killed in Pulwama

S.Sivadas

S.Sivadas

As many as three terrorists affiliated to Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, including an IED expert, were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Kangan area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday morning.

Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the area, a news agency reported.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Kangan area this morning following specific information about presence of terrorists there, a police official said.

When the security forces asked the terrorists to surrender they opened fire, triggering a gunfight.

Earlier on Monday, the Army had gunned down three heavily-armed Pakistan-trained terrorists and also foiled an infiltration bid along Line of Control in Naushera Sector in Rajouri district.

The troops intercepted the terrorists when they were trying to sneak into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the early hours of Monday near Kalal village, triggering a gunfight.

This came two days after two terrorists were killed in an encounter in the Wanpora area of Kulgam. The encounter was carried out by a joint team of J&K Police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Last month, the security forces averted a major vehicle-borne IED attack by terrorists in the Pulwama district after it was learned that they had planned it on the lines of the Pulwama attack of February 2019.

The had said in a tweet: 'A major incident of a vehicle-borne IED blast is averted by the timely input and action by Pulwama Police, CRPF and the Army.'

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