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Lashkar-e-Taiba's district commander killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama district

The Area Is Still Under Cordon To Trace Out The Remaining Hiding Terrorists.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 06 Feb 2019, 06:56:54 PM
The security forces have cordoned off Chakoora area. The body of the terrorist was recovered from the encounter site along with a weapon.

New Delhi:

The Pulwama district commander of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba was killed in a brief gunbattle with a joint team of the Indian Army, CRPF and SOG at Chakoora area of Litter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on Wednesday. The slain was identified as Irfan Ahmad Sheikh of Chakoora village. Irfan was commander for district Pulwama and was active since last years, according to local reports. Sources said one more terrorist has escaped from the site. The area is still under cordon to trace out the remaining hiding terrorists. 

In another incident in Valley, two CRPF jawans were injured after unknown terrorists hurled grenades on the 18 battalion of the forces in Kashmir's Kulgam on Wednesday. The attack took place around 4.15 pm in which the constables sustained splinter injuries in leg and were immediately shifted to the government hospital in Kulgam. The condition of the jawan are reported to be stable. Following the blast, the government forces launched a hunt to nab the attackers. 

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First Published : 06 Feb 2019, 05:44:48 PM