In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) Commander identified as Aijaz along with two local terrorists were gunned down by security forces in the wee hours today after a nocturnal gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in Pulwama town of South Kashmir. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the encounter site.
Earlier, security forces averted a major tragedy last night when they detected and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which was planted by terrorists under a Chinar Tree, in the outskirts of village Damjen in Qazigund area of Kulgam district. The whole area was subsequently cordoned off by the security forces and Bomb Disposal Squads were called & pressed into action and the traffic movement on the road was stopped before the IED was successfully defused. Meanwhile, Police has registered a case in this regard at Qazigund police station and initiated investigations.