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2 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

An Encounter Broke Out On Wednesday Morning Between Security Forces And Terrorists In Memander Area Of Jammu And Kashmir’s Shopian District

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 27 Feb 2019, 09:10:48 AM
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Memander area of Shopian following information about the presence of terrorists

New Delhi:

An encounter broke out on Wednesday morning between security forces and terrorists in Memander area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. Two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists have been killed in the encounter. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Memander area of Shopian following information about the presence of terrorists there, the officials said. The encounter started at 4.20 am. A joint team of Army's 23 Para, CRPF and Special Operations Group (SOG) launched a cordon and search operation in Shopian following the inputs.

 
This comes a day after the Indian Air Force carried out pre-dawn airstrikes on Tuesday and destroyed major launch pads of terrorists in Pakistan’s Balakot. More than 10 bombs were dropped by the multi-role fighter jet Mirage 2000 at around 3:30 am. The attack was confirmed by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. In a brief statement issued to media, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale spoke about ‘intelligence operation.’ “In an intelligence lead operation in the early hours today, India struck the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. In this operation, a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commander, and Jihadis were eliminated,” Gokhale said. “Credible information was received that JeM was attempting other attacks in the country. A pre-emptive strike became important. India struck the biggest camp of JeM in Balakot,” Gokhale added. 

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First Published : 27 Feb 2019, 07:12:28 AM

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