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.
Mastermind of Pulwama terror attack Pak JeM Terrorist Kamran alias Abdul Rashid Ghazi with 1 more gunned down by @adgpi in #Pulwamaencounter @HMOIndia Their bodies should to be given to the locals because funerals are the breeding grounds of Jihad.
— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) February 18, 2019
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.
— Business Standard (@bsindia) February 18, 2019
Adil Ahmed Dar had joined the Pakistan-based terror group a year ago.