Three JeM terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral

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Three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed on Saturday in an encounter with the security forces in the upper reaches of the forest area of Nagbaeran Tral in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora.

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Wakeel Shah, who killed a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rakesh Pandita, was among three terrorists gunned down by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral area, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.

“JeM #terrorist Wakeel Shah neutralised in today’s #encounter. He was involved in #killing of Sh Rakesh Pandita (BJP leader),” IGP Kashmir tweeted.

Kashmir Zone Police earlier in a tweet said, “3 unidentified #terrorist affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed. #Search going on. Further details shall follow.” 

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area after receiving inputs about the presence of terrorists there.

The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired upon the security forces, who retaliated.