4 terrorists shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir Pulwama encounter

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New Delhi : 4 terrorists have been shot dead by security forces during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district in 29 December morning, i.e today. Police said that the security forces launched a cordon and search operation after receiving specific information from intelligence agencies about the presence of terrorists in Hanjan area in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

While that the security forces were conducting searches, the terrorists who were hiding fired on them, the police said.

Inspector General of Kashmir range, Swayam Prakash Pani, told ANI, "After the area was cordoned off, there was an exchange of fire in which 4 terrorists were killed, affiliated to proscribed terrorist outfit JeM." 

He further said: "From the info we have, one of the terrorists was a foreign terrorist, apparently a Pakistani."

Earlier today, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said, "Four terrorists have been killed in Hajin Payeen village. Weapons and warlike stores have been recovered."

About Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir

Pulwama also known as Pulgam is a city and a notable place in Pulwama district in the Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated 40 km from the summer capital of Srinagar. Pulwama is also renowned for its highest production of Saffron. District Pulwama was formed in the year 1979 and plays a vital role in the economy of the state. Among the fruits, apple, almonds, walnut & cherry are the important one produced in place. The district has the state's largest cement plant viz. J&K Cements Ltd. Lassipora industrial estate is largest in J&K state comprising 400 industries