Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Pulwama encounter: Three terrorists, Army jawan killed in gunbattle

Pulwama encounter: Three terrorists, Army jawan killed in gunbattle

An Army jawan was also martyred in the encounter that broke out between militants and security forces on Monday.

The M4 carbine which is in the use of the USA armed forces has replaced the M16 rifle.

The police statement issued here on Tuesday said, "From the encounter site three weapons which include one AK 47 Draco rifle, one M4 carbine colt rifle and one pistol besides ammunition were recovered". One of the slain terrorist was a local, said the police official.

Giving details about the encounter, Major General Raju said three JeM militants were killed in a swift joint operation by Army, police and CRPF.

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The security forces recovered an M4 rifle from the scene of the encounter and believe there are five to ten such rifles in Kashmir which have been smuggled into the valley by Jaish- e-Mohammad cadre recently.

"M4 Carbine has been previously used by the U.S. during Vietnam war".

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"As the security forces neared the militants, they were fired upon, triggering an encounter which is going on", a police officer said.

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They (JeM) have confirmed that the killed militant is a Pakistani national, he added. "Our focus is to eradicate terrorism; it doesn't matter if he is Masood Azhar's nephew or anyone else", he said. "The militants were holed up in two houses".

One of the gunned down terrorist in Pulwana was identified as JeM's chief nephew, Talha Raseed, by the banned terrorist group's spokesperson.

"Our forces are capable enough to get them", he said while addressing media persons here.

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