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‘JeM leadership in J&K eliminated in less than 100 hours,’ says Army on Pulwama Attack

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 February 2019, 11:51 IST

A day after three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, including Pulwama attack mastermind Kamran, were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pinglan in which four soldiers and a Kashmir police constable also lost their lives, a top police officer in a press conference said that the entire Jaish leadership in Kashmir Valley has been eliminated.

"We were tracking the Jaish-e-Mohammed leadership. We are happy to inform that we eliminated the Jaish leadership in the Valley in less than 100 hours of Pulwama terrorist attack, which was controlled by Pakistan," Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon, Corps Commander of Chinar Corps, Indian Army said  adding, "anyone who has picked up a gun will be killed and eliminated."

"The type of car bomb attack that took place in Pulwama on 14th Feb, happened after a long time in Kashmir. We will keep all options open to deal with these kinds of attacks," Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon adding, that they have leads on the type of explosives used but the details can't shared as an investigation is underway.

The officer appealed: "We request all mothers, make your sons who have taken up arms surrender. Anyone who has picked up the gun in Kashmir will be eliminated unless they surrender."

The three Jaish terrorists who were killed included Kamran, believed to be a conspirator in the Pulwama terror attack, in which over 40 CRPF jawans were killed. Four army personnel lost their lives during an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Pinglan area of Pulwama district in South Kashmir.

The gunfight between security forced and terrorists were carried out for over 12 hours in a response to February 14 Pulwama attack.

Also read: J&K: Third terrorist killed in encounter after Pulwama attack mastermind Kamran; head constable martyred

First published: 19 February 2019, 11:16 IST