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Pulwama Encounter: Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed mastermind Killed in gunfight

Pulwama Encounter: Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed mastermind Killed in gunfight: Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed two top terrorists were killed in an embattled encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, officials said on Monday. Out of the two top terrorists, one of them was identified as Kamran, was the main advisor of Jaish chief Masood Azhar, who was in charge for recruiting and training terrorists in the Kashmir valley.

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The second terrorist was identified as an IED specialist, Gazi Rashid, an Afghan national. The encounter was going on for more than 12 hours and in this process our four soldiers martyred in the encounter. Also, in the crossfire a civilian has also been killed who has been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad.

“Five people were killed in the gunfight that took place on Sunday night in Pinglena village,” an officer said.

On Monday, the police official said, in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district which was barely 10 km away from the suicide attack spot, a major and three soldiers besides a civilian were martyred.

The police official added, “As the cordon was tightened, the holed-up terrorists fired triggering the gunfight. Firing exchanges have again started at the encounter site.”

Ashok Gehlot, on the sacrifice of Indian Army Jawans tweeted, “I am infuriated to know about the supreme sacrifice of our jawans in an encounter with terrorists in #Pulwama today. I salute the courage and valour of brave soldiers. My thoughts are with the families of our bravehearts…May god give them strength in this most difficult time.”

All this started on Thursday when a terrorist drove up a car carrying more than 200 kg of RDX explosives next to a security convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and activated the explosives. This attack is considered to be one of the worst terror attacks to take place in Kashmir since the start of the century.

Jammu and Kashmir also observes the fourth day of curfew. There are no reports of violence but still the circumstances carry on to be stressed. The curfew was carried out on Friday after crowds pounce on some people and burnt their vehicles. Over 1000 of people have been left run aground in the city and have been put up in the local mosques and madarsas.

Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday has called for a national trade bandh. They are stating unity with the families of security personnel killed in the Pulwama attack.

In return of the terror attack held against the Indian security personnel, strict and high level of investigation took place. Days after over 40 security personnel were killed in terror attack, the gunfight against Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist started late on Sunday after security forces, together with the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), encircled the village subsequent a tip off that Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terrorists, the similar group that passed out the February 14 attack leaving a toll 49 troopers were hiding in the area.The gun fight move toward less than a week after 40 CRPF troopers were martyred in a suicide attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama.