Kulgam: Three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists including an IED expert have been killed in an encounter with the security forces at the Nagnad-Chimmer area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam on Friday.
“Three terrorists were killed in a joint operation launched in the wee hours of Friday by the Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) units, Army and the Kulgam Police on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in village Chimmer,” Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbag Singh said.
“The killed terrorists are from JeM, which included a top terrorist commander known to be an IED expert taking direct instructions from his Pakistani Handlers and was responsible for a large number of attacks including many IED attempts against security forces in the recent past. He was reportedly able to escape from 3 or 4 encounters, leaving behind an MO 4 American rifle in one case,” he added.
Also three army jawans were injured in the encounter and shifted to the Army hospital.
“Out of the three terrorists killed in Kulgam today, one has been identified as ‘Walid’, a Pakistan national. He was active here for past one & half years. He had escaped our cordon four times & was the most wanted terrorist,” said Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir.