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Top commander among two Jaish militants killed in Pulwama encounter

Pulwama: Two Jaish-e-Muhammad militants including a top commander were killed while as a soldier sustained injuries in the ongoing operation at Kangan village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said.

Security officials said that two militants have been killed in in an ongoing operation that started in the wee hours today which includes a top Jaish commander. “A soldier also sustained injuries who was evacuated to the army’s 92-base hospital for treatment,” they said.

Earlier, a joint team of army’s 55 RR, police and the CRPF laid a siege in Kangan village of Pulwama district on the basis of specific lead about the presence of Jaish militants and a top commander. “When the forces zeroed in on a suspected house, the hiding militants opened fire triggering a fierce gunbattle,” the security officials said.

They said so far two militants including a top Jaish commander have been killed while as there could be a possibility of presence of one more militant for which massive coming operation is going on. Meanwhile, authorities snapped internet in Pulwama district as a precautionary measure.

This is the second gunfight in the area within past 24 hours as two militants were killed in an encounter at Tral area of Pulwama district yesterday—(KNO)