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Top JeM commander, IED expert among 2 terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter: J&K

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Pulwama: In a major breakthrough for the security forces, two terrorists, including a top commander belonging to the banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were killed in an encounter in the Qasbayar area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.

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According to reports, top Jaish commander Yasir Parray and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) expert were among the two terrorists killed in the encounter today.

Sharing more information, Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, said, “Top JeM terrorist commander Yasir Parray, an IED expert and foreign terrorist Furqan were neutralized in the Pulwama encounter.”

Vijay Kumar said that both were ”most wanted terrorists” who were involved in several terror-related cases and their killing is a big breakthrough for the security forces. The encounter broke out earlier in the day at the Qasbayar area of Pulwama.

The gunfight took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

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