Security forces on Monday launched a cordon and search operation in Krawora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, news agency ANI reported tdoay. Earlier in the day, Kamran a top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander, believed to be the mastermind of the Pulwama terror attack was gunned down in a 12-hour-long operation in Pulwama’s Pingalan area.
Four army men including a Major were also killed during the encounter. The army men killed in today’s encounter have been identified as Major VS Dhoundiyal, Havaldar Sheo Ram, Sepoy Ajay Kumar and Sepoy Hari Singh. Apart from military personnel, one civilian was also killed during the gun battle.
At least 42 CRPF personnel were killed last week in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 80 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district that also left many critically wounded. More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir.