Published On : Tue, Nov 7th, 2017

Masood Azhar’s nephew, top JeM terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter

Pulwama: One of the three terrorists who were gunned down in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district in an encounter on Monday was Talha Rasheed, the nephew of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar.

The other two were ‘Divisional Commander’ Muhammad Bhai, a non-local and Waseem, a resident of Drubgam, Pulwama, said spokesperson of JeM on Tuesday.

Three terrorists were killed in Pulwama on Monday in an encounter in which an Army jawan was also martyred.

A civilian suffered injuries in the crossfire, army officials said.Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Kandi belt following information about the presence of some terrorists.

The search operation led to a gunbattle after the terrorists fired at the security forces, they said.