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J&K: Indian security forces kill 2 JeM terrorists in an encounter in Awantipur

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 October 2015, 8:59 IST

The Indian security forces on 4 October eliminated two terrorists of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad in Awantipur area of south Kashmir.

The terrorists have been identified as Adil Pathan and Burmi, who were Pakistani nationals, said the police.

The police stated that the terrorists were operating in south Kashmir for the last 5 years and were involved in several attacks in the area. Following the encounter, two AK rifles, magazines and a hand grenade have been recovered from the site.

The encounter took place in a joint operation carried out by Awantipur police and 42 Rashtriya Rifles of army. The operation was carried out after they had received information about the presence of terrorists in Gunchibal village in Awantipur.

JeM has been responsible for several major attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi, including the one on Parliament on 13 December, 2001.

First published: 5 October 2015, 8:59 IST
 
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