Jawan martyred, two militant gunned down in encounter


Anantnag: While one security personnel was martyred, two Jasih-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were neutralised in an encounter at Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

The JeM terrorists have been idnetified as Sajjad Maqbool Bhat and Tauseef. They were involved in Pulwama terrorist attack (Feb 14).

Acting on reliable inputs about the presence of terrorists in Bijbehara area, the security personnel carried a cordon and search operation. During the search operation, the hidden militants threw a grenade following which an army jawan received injuries and later succumbed. In retaliation, two terrorists were gunned down.

Weapons and warlike stores were recovered from the encounter site.

On the other hand, two army personnel who were injured in an IED attack on a mobile vehicle patrol of 44 RR in Arihal, Pulwama yesterday, succumbed to their injuries.

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