2 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian
Two terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed were gunned down in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The encounter broke out this morning between terrorists and security forces in Shopian.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Meemendar area of Shopian following information about presence of militants there, news agency PTI reported quoting unnamed officials.
They said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards the security forces, who retaliated.
The exchange of fire comes a day after India bombed and destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) biggest training camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 80-km from the Line of Control (LoC), killing a “very large number” of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders.
The strike was the first by the Indian Air Force (IAF) inside Pakistan after the 1971 war.
(With PTI inputs)
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