Pulwama attack: 4 Soldiers including a Major and a civilian , Suspected Bomb-Maker have been killed

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Pulwama attack: 4 Soldiers including a Major and a civilian , Suspected Bomb-Maker have been killed
Pulwama attack: 4 Soldiers including a Major and a civilian , Suspected Bomb-Maker have been killed

Four soldiers including an officer were killed in an overnight encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, just 10 km from the site where over 40 soldiers were killed in a terror attack by the same terror group on February 14. Two terrorists, one of them suspected to be the bomb maker, have been killed.

The soldiers killed in the operation belonged to the 55 Rashtriya Rifles. A civilian was also killed in the encounter, said the police.

A targeted operation was launched a little after midnight on a tip-off that three Jaish terrorists, including the handler of the Pulwama suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar, were hiding in Pinglan. The firing resumed around 9 am as the forces assessed that two or three Jaish terrorists were still hiding in the area.

Personnel of the 55 Rashtriya Rifles, two batallions of the CRPF and the Special Operation Group of the Jammu and Kashmir police were involved in the encounter. Two soldiers have also been injured.

The main target of the operation was Gazi, a terrorist believed to be the mastermind of the February 14 attack, the worst on security forces in Kashmir. On that day, Adil Ahmed Dar drove his car close to a CRPF convoy of 78 buses on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and detonated around 60 kg of RDX, killing over 40 personnel reporting to duty after leave. Gazi was the bomb-maker, believe investigators

Adil Ahmed Dar had joined the Pakistan-based terror group a year ago.

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