Pakistani among 4 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounters

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Srinagar: In a big success, security forces tonight killed 4 terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), including a Pakistani national, in two encounters at two places in South Kashmir.

A policeman was also injured in one of the encounters, the police said.

An encounter erupted in Nowgam village of Dooru in Anantnag when security forces launched a search operation.

A policeman was injured in the initial firing by the hiding terrorists, police said, adding he was shifted to a hospital.

#Encounter has started at Nowgam Shahabad, Dooru area of #Anantnag. In the initial firing, 01 police personnel got injured & was shifted to hospital. Police & SFs are on the job. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Police tweeted

About four hours later, the police tweeted, “#AnantnagEncounterUpdate: 01 #terrorist killed, affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit JeM. Search going on. Further details shall follow.”

Another gunbattle took place in Mirhama area of Kulgam district after a cordon and a search operation was launched by the joint forces.

About an hour after the encounter began, the police tweeted that 3 unidentified terrorists were killed in the encounter and a search operation was underway.

In a subsequent tweet, the police, quoting IGP Vijay Kumar, said, “Two local #terrorists and one #Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed. Search still going on. 01 M4 and 02 AK 47 rifles recovered. A big success.”