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Pulwama terror attack terrorists killed in Anantnag encounter

Srinagar: Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists Sajjad Maqbool Bhat and Tauseef, who were involved in Pulwama terrorist attack (14 February) have been killed in an encounter by the security forces in Anantnag encounter today.

A security personnel was martyred and two terrorists (Sajjad Maqbool Bhat and Tauseef) were killed in an encounter which started earlier on Tuesday.

The forces have recovered weapons and warlike stores.

Acting on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in Bijbehara area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation Tuesday morning.

The search turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated. The exchange of fire is still underway.

This comes a day after an Army Major Ketan Sharma and a terrorist were killed during an encounter in the district.

Family of Major Ketan Sharma were seen with army personnel as they mourn his demise, at their residence in Kanker Khera.

Last week, a lone Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist attacked a patrol team of the paramilitary force in Anantnag, where five CRPF personnel were martyred.

A Jammu and Kashmir police officer, who had reached the site of the attack shortly after the attack, was sprayed with bullets the moment he had stepped out of his bullet-proof vehicle. He was flown to Delhi AIIMS, but died on Sunday.

(With inputs from DNA)

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