In a successful encounter at Pulwama Indian troops killed down three Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists including a Pakistani national. The encounter was executed with the security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the police said.
Top LeT Commander Aijaz alias Abu Huraira was also among those three terrorists shot dead in a nocturnal encounter in Pulwama district. Kashmir zone police tweeted quoting Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar, “Pakistani LeT commander Aijaz @ Abu Huraira killed along with 2 local terrorists. Congratulations to Police & SFs.”
Although, a joint team of forces was launched earlier for a cordon-and-search operation in Pulwama town. The action was taken in consideration after receiving specific input about the presence of some militants in the area. During the searches, contact was established and an encounter plan was commenced for execution. The operation began at around 1.15 am in main chowk of Pulwama which continued for around 7 hours till morning.