J&K: One of three militants killed in Pulwama encounter is JeM founder Masood Azhar's nephew

One of the three militants killed in the encounter is Talha Rasheed, nephew of Masood Azhar, a JeM spokesperson said. 

Published: 06th November 2017 10:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2017 11:34 AM   |  A+A-

Visuals from Pulwama's Aglar Kandi where one security personnel lost his life & three terrorists were killed in an encounter yesterday. (Photo | ANI Twitter)


SRINAGAR: An Indian Army soldier and three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants, including two Pakistani nationals, were killed overnight in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Tuesday.

One of the three militants killed in the encounter is Talha Rasheed, nephew of Masood Azhar, a JeM spokesperson told news agency ANI. He said that the other two militants killed in the encounter are Divisional Commander Muhammad Bhai, a non-local and Waseem, a resident of Drubgam in Pulwama.

Masood Azhar is the founder of the UN-designated terrorist group.

The militants who belonged "to the same group" attacked a police check-post in Rajpora on Saturday.

 A cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the slain militants.

Following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants, troops of the 44 RR, Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had surrounded the village on Monday evening.

As the cordon was being tightened, hiding militants fired at the joint team of security forces. The gunfight started late on Monday evening.

The civilian injured is Showkat Ahmad, who along with other protesters had clashed with the security forces to disrupt the terror operation.

Three weapons, including one AK, one M16 rifle and one pistol, besides ammunition were recovered from the encounter site, said a police spokesman.

Internet services have been suspended in Pulwama district to check the spread of rumours.

The injured were sent to hospital. Identification of the dead bodies was underway. 

(With ANI and online desk inputs)

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp