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Three Jaish militants, IED expert killed in encounter in Jammu & Kashmir

Three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants, including an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) expert, were killed in an operation by the security forces in Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir on June 3rd, 2020.

A firefight ensued after the militants opened up fire on the security forces, the army spokesperson said. In the operation, a soldier sustained injuries and was rushed to the Army hospital in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, the internet services have been suspended in Pulwama as a precautionary measure.

It may be mentioned that two militants were killed in Pulwama’s Tral on June 2nd, 2020 also.

Also read: Pulwama-like terror attack averted in Jammu & Kashmir

On May 28th, 2020, the security forces including intelligence, army, police averted a major Pulwama-like terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir. The incident took place at Ayengund area of Rajpora, Pulwama after forces neutralised an IED recovered from a car.

According to sources, the terrorists were planning to target a convoy of 20-25 vehicles that was to carry close to 400 soldiers, commanders and army officers, India TV reported.

As per information, the attack was averted after Jammu and Kashmir Police and bomb squad of the Army detected a Santro car fitted with explosives and destroyed it. The vehicle was carrying 40-50 kg IED since debris of the car went up to 50 meters in the air after the explosive was neutralised in a technically controlled manner.

Instead of defusing the explosive, the security forces decided to explode the IED along with the car. A video of the controlled explosion has now been released. Before the in-situ explosion was carried out, a bomb disposal squad was called to the spot, and people were shifted away from the vicinity.

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