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Pulwama Terror Attack Mastermind Believed To Be Killed In The Encounter: Officials

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| March 11 , 2019 , 11:11 IST

The mastermind of Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed is believed to have been killed in an encounter in the Tral area of South Kashmir, officials said on Monday.

The encounter in Pinglish area of Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district lasted past midnight in which Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Mudasir Ahmed Khan alias 'Mohd Bhai' was among the three militants killed, the officials said.

Suicide attacker Adil Ahmed Dar, who blew his explosive-laden vehicle next to a bus in a CRPF convoy on February 14, had been in constant contact with Khan, officials said.

Indian Army's official Twitter handle tweeted, "OpPinglish, Tral (Pulwama). Three terrorists killed. Joint operations in progress."

He is amongst 3 killed in the encounter but the bodies are charred and disfigured. A DNA test is being conducted to ascertain identity.

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglish in the Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in the area.

The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire at the search party of the forces who retaliated.

Several arms including two AK-47 rifles and a pistol has been recovered.

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