Two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist were shot dead in an encounter, which broke out early in the morning in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports Police. The encounter took place a day after India fighter jets destroyed the biggest terrorist training camp of JeM across LoC.
On Wednesday, security forces have introduced a cordon and search operation in Meemendar area of Shopian district after getting informed about the terrorist presence in the area, said officials.
They informed that the search operation later turned into an encounter after terrorist opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated.
The encounter comes a day after India attacks and destroyed JeM’s biggest terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot, located about 80 km away from LoC, killing a “very large number” of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders of JeM. more than 300 terrorists including JeM Chief Masood Azhar’s brother-in-law died, reports sources.
Two weeks ago, Jaish-e-Mohammed had taken lives of over 40 CRPF jawans in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14, which is considered as the deadliest attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
Tension between Pakistan and India has heightened following the terror strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot. On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has chaired an emergency meeting, after which Islamabad said that “India has committed uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing.”
Following the statement made by Islamabad, heavy shelling was reported at several places across Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Five army jawans in Akhnoor sector is fired by Pakistani forces. Schools and educational centres in the border town of Rajouri remained closed today, after the tension caused along LoC.