Srinagar: A top Jash-e-Mohammad commander known to be an IED expert, reportedly among three terrorists killed in the gunfight with a joint team of police, army and CRPF in Kulgam district on wee hours on Friday, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said.
The top police officer also said that the terrorists commander had escaped previously from three to four encounters, leaving behind a MO4 American rifle in one instance.
While three terrorists were killed, as many army soldiers were injured in the gunfight at Nagnad Chimmer area of the Kulgam district, the DGP said.
“The operation was launched in the wee hours this morning on a credible input by Kulgam Police along with local Army (9 RR) and CRPF units,” he said.
He said that three army soldiers injured during the encounter were evacuated to army hospital.
“The killed terrorists are associated with Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists outfit killed terrorists commander known to be an IED expert. He was responsible for a large number of attacks including many IED attempts against security forces.
Earlier when the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.