Top commander among 3 JeM militants killed in Pulwama gunfight,trooper injured

Pulwama/June,3: A top commander of Jaish-e-Muhammad was among the three militants killed on Wednesday morning in a gunfight during a cordon and search operation in Kangan village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A solder has also sustained injured during the exchange of fire between the militants and the forces personnel, officials said.
“Three militants have been killed in the gunfight and one of the slain militants is a top commander of Jaish e Mohammad militant outfifit. A soldier also sustained injuries who was evacuated to the army’s 92-base hospital for treatment” said the officials.
In the wee hours on Wednesday a joint team of army’s 55 RR, police and the CRPF laid a siege in Kangan village of Pulwama district on specific inputs about the presence of Jaish militants and a top commander. “When the forces zeroed in on a suspected house, the hiding militants opened fire triggering a gunfight” the officials said.
Confirming the killing of three militants in the gunfight, a police spokesman wrote on micro blogging social networking site twitter ” all three militants were killed in the gunfight. He said arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the firefight”.Director General PoliceDilbag Singh has said that all the slain were affiliated with the JeM.
Meanwhile, authorities snapped internet in Pulwama district as a precautionary measure.This is the second gunfight in the area during last24 hours as two militants were killed in an encounter in Tral area of Pulwama district Tuesday this week

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