Srinagar: Police on Wednesday said a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commander was among the two terrorists killed in a gunfight between the terrorists and security forces in the Qasbayar area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Quoting IGP Kashmir, the Kashmir Police Zone wrote on Twitter, " militant commander of outfit JeM Yasir Parray, an IED Expert & foreign militant Furqan neutralised. Both were involved in several militancy crime cases,".
The police have termed the killings as a big success.
The encounter took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
The gunfight ended when both the trapped militants were killed, added the police.
The gunfight in South Kashmir comes at the back of two controversial gunfights in Srinagar. While at least two civilians were killed in a gunfight in Hyderpora on November 14, three militants were killed in a gunfight last Wednesday at Rambagh Srinagar, Indian Express reported.
The bodies of the civilians had to be exhumed and returned to their respective families.