Five days after 40 CRPF personnel were killed in one of the deadliest terror attacks in the Jammu and Kashmir valley, the Indian Army on Tuesday said three JeM terrorists were killed in a 16-hour encounter in the Valley’s Pinglan village.
The 16-hour encounter was carried out in Pinglan, about 12 km from the site of the February 14 terror attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist.
Corps Commander Lt Gen K J S Dhillon of the Chinar Corps said it at a joint press conference by IG Kashmir S P Pani and IG CRPF Zulfiqar Hasan.
He also said that he requests mothers of Kashmiri militants to persuade their sons to surrender.”Anyone who picks up the gun will be eliminated,” the officer said.
According to Dhillon, security forces had been tracking the top leadership of the JeM since the February 14 bombing in Pulwama. “We have eliminated the top commander who carried out the Pulwama attack.”
On Monday, as three JeM terrorists were killed in a 16-hour encounter, an Indian Army major and five others were also killed.
On February 14, at least 42 CRPF troopers were killed and many left injured when the JeM suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden SUV into a CRPF bus on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Pulwama.