Security forces on Saturday killed two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, together with a prime Pakistani extremely belonging to the household of the group’s chief Masood Azhar and concerned in the planning of the 2019 Pulwama assault, in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police mentioned.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the forest space of Namibian and Marsar and the overall space of Dachigam on Saturday morning, following inputs concerning the presence of terrorists there, a police official mentioned.
He mentioned the search operation was an encounter after terrorists opened fireplace at a search celebration of the forces, who retaliated.
In the alternate of firing, two terrorists had been killed, the official mentioned.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar mentioned, “Topmost Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM, Lamboo, killed in right this moment’s encounter.”
The IGP mentioned Mohammad Ismal Alvi alias Lamboo alias Adnan was from the household of JeM chief Masood Azhar.
“He was concerned in conspiracy and planning of Lethpora Pulwama assault and figured in a chargesheet produced by the National Investigation Agency,” Kumar mentioned.
Suicide bomber Adil Dar blew an explosive-laden car in a Central Reserve Police Force convoy on February 14, 2019, on the Srinagar-Jammu nationwide freeway at Lethpora in Pulwama district in south Kashmir, killing 40 CRPF personnel and injuring a number of others.
“Identification of the second terrorist being ascertained,” Kumar mentioned.
The IGP additionally congratulated the military and police for the success.