Pulwama attack mastermind Mudasir Ahmed Khan believed to be killed in encounter

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New Delhi : Recent development in Pulwama cops encounter states that three militants have been killed in the operation undertaken by security forces in south Kashmir. The news has been confirmed by Army officials. It is believed that the mastermind of February 14 Pulwama terror attack Mudasir Ahmed Khan have been killed in an encounter.

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Mudasir Ahmed Khan is known to play lead role in the audacious terror strike in Pulwama that left 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel dead on February 14, 2019.

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

The families of muddassir is in Awantipora thana has claimed his body. Of the three terrorist killed one is a foreign terrorist.

The bodies of the three militants are charred beyond recognition and efforts are on to establish identity of the third terrorist.

Sources confirmed that the cops launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglish after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area.

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