JeM militant killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district in encounter with security forces; police recover AK-47
Jammu and Kashmir Police official said security personnel conducting the search operation in Pulwama were fired upon by the JeM militant, leading to a brief exchange of gunfire.
Srinagar: A Pakistani-origin terrorist belonging to the Jaish-e Mohammed (JeM) was killed Sunday in a brief exchange of fire with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
"On a credible input about the presence of terrorists, a search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces at the Bathien area of Khrew in Awantipora," a police spokesman said.
He said security personnel conducting the search operation were fired upon by the terrorist, leading to a brief exchange of gunfire.
"Consequently, one terrorist was killed. Incriminating materials, including an AK-47 rifle and magazines, were recovered from him," the spokesman said.
He said it was learnt from the recovered materials that the slain terrorist was a Pakistani national code-named "Waseem" and that he was affiliated to the JeM.
"Police have registered a case in this regard and area is being searched," the official added.
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