Two Jaish terrorists killed in Tral, M-4 carbine recovered -
Two Jaish terrorists killed in Tral, M-4 carbine recovered
Posted 31 Oct 2018 11:09 AM

SRINAGAR: A Jaish-e-Mohammed module was neutralised in Tral region of South Kashmir on Tuesday after at least two terrorists from the outfit were killed by security forces and an M-4 carbine was recovered, which was possibly used for carrying out sniper attacks on security forces, officials said.
Two bodies were recovered after a day-long encounter that broke in Chankitar village of Tral in Pulwama district, they said. One of the slain terrorist was identified as Abu Usman who is said to be nephew of Maulana Masood Azhar, founder and leader of the UN-designated terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed. He is stated to be the deputy chief of snipper squad in Kashmir, sources said
The body of one more terrorist was expected to be retrieved from the rubble, they said.
The intelligence inputs as well as the material seized from the encounter site showed that the terrorists belonged to JeM, they added.
While the identity of the slain terrorists was not ascertained immediately, social media was abuzz that one of those killed was the nephew of Maulana Masood Azhar, the chief of outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The killed terrorists were asked to surrender but they resorted to firing. Security forces retaliated and eliminated them. The forces recovered large quantity of arms and ammunition from their possession, official said.
Earlier, reports said that exchange of fire stopped at the site of the gunfight after the forces detonated the house in which the terrorists were trapped in Chankitar village.
An official said that the body of a terrorist has been recovered from the site of the gunfight. “The searches are on to look for more bodies,” he said.
The gunfight broke out in the village on Tuesday afternoon after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area.
Earlier, on Monday night terrorists fired at 42 RR camp which was retaliated by the forces. Taking advantage of darkness the terrorists managed to escape from the encounter site. Terrorists also threw grenade at the house of former MLA Abdul Razak at Shopian area. However the grenade fell outside the house and no one was injured in the blast, sources said. Terrorists opened fire at a security forces vehicle at Shopian. According to sources the attack took place when the vehicle was passing from the Mamandar area. Security forces retaliated forcing the terrorists escape from the area. A search and cordon of the area was carried out by the forces, sources said.
Meanwhile, nine security men including a Major were injured when a grenade exploded accidently during an exercise carried out by army at Rajwar area of Handwara this afternoon.
The injured officer has been identified as Major Sourav Suman who along with other injured security men have been admitted to hospital. Army has ordered an enquiry into the incident, sources said.
A terrorist hideout was busted in Shopian district on Tuesday and incriminating materials were recovered from there, police said.
“On a credible input on Tuesday, police busted a hideout of terrorists in Shopian district,” a police spokesperson said.
He said incriminating materials were recovered from the hideout and were seized.
Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigating in the matter is underway, the spokesperson said, without providing further details.
In another incident, terrorists threw a grenade at former Congress leader Mohammad Shafi’s house. At the time of incident the house was unoccupied. However no one was injured in the blast.

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