Four terrorists were killed in an encounter on Friday morning in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district, said the police officials. Four terrorists including two missing SPO’s killed in Pulwama encounter on Thursday night. The terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces in a village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, Police officials said on Friday. The encounter took place on late Thursday night at Panjran village in south Kashmir, the public relations officer (Defence) said. The security forces have seized three AK series rifles from the site of the gunfight.

The operation which began on Thursday evening was over which result in an encounter of four terrorists and the two SPO’s are missing. It is reportedly said that the terrorist belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), who is Pakistan- based Deobandi jihadist terrorist group active in Kashmir.  The group’s primary motive is to separate Kashmir from India and merge it into Pakistan. The JeM group has carried out several attacks primarily in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. The group also maintained close relationships with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afganistan. Scholars state that JeM was created with the support of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), whose aim is to fight in Kashmir and other places. The JeM has been banned in Pakistan since 2002 but resurfaced under other names.

The group was responsible for several terror attacks but the largest attack In Feburary 2019, the group took responsibility for a suicide bombing attack on a security convoy in the Pulwama district that killed over 40 security personnel. On Thursday, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Panjran area of Pulwama, to get further information about the terrorists present there.

The attack began when the terrorists opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated the official said. Further, the official said that the identity of the slain terrorists was being ascertained.




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