Two Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, including the commander who masterminded Thursday’s terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, have been killed in an encounter in the south Kashmir district, in which four army personnel were also martyred. Kamran, one of the two terrorists killed in a 12-hour encounter at Pulwama this morning, was a close aide of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar. Another top Jaish terrorist killed in the encounter is Ghazi Rasheed, an Afghan bomb specialist.
The four army personnel who were martyred in action belonged to 55 Rashtriya Rifles. Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglan area last night after receiving inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area.