IED expert among 2 terrorists to flee from encounter site in Kashmir’s Pulwama

IED expert among 2 terrorists to flee from encounter site in Kashmir's Pulwama
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Lubna Fayaz

Pulwama (NVI): Pakistani terrorist Adnan Bhai alias Lamboo Bhai, an IED expert of Jaish-e-Mohammad, is among two terrorists who managed to give security forces a slip during an encounter in Parigam area of Pulwama in South Kashmir today, police officials said.

The two militants were trapped in an encounter with a joint team of Army and CRPF in Parigam area, they said. The forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area after specific inputs about two militants including Jaish-e-Mohammad commander with code name “Lamboo Bhai”.

A police officer said that the militants “seem to have fled soon after the gunfight broke out.”

However, he said the searches in the area were underway.

The gunfight which lasted for a brief span of time had ensued after a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a CASO in Parigam village this afternoon.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired on them, triggering an encounter.

The Parigam gunfight took place hours after an early morning encounter near Ban toll plaza in Nagrota district of Jammu on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway. Four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were gunned down by the forces in the intense exchange of fire while two Special Operations Group (SOG) cops of J&K police also received injuries.

The gunfight which started at around 5 am, also led to the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, they said, adding that 11 weapons were also recovered along with other explosives.

-ARK