The police said that on Wednesday morning, Lashkare Taiba Commander Abu Hulera and two other terrorists were killed when they met with security forces in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“#PulwamaEncounterUpdate: #Pakistan LeT Commander Aijaz @ Abu Huraira was killed by 2 #local terrorists. #Congratulations to Police and SF,” Kashmir Police Inspector General Vinay Kumar tweeted.
The encounter began after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the city of Pulvama on Tuesday night.
According to PTI News Agency, a police officer stated that the operation began after receiving information about the presence of terrorists there.
He said that after the terrorists opened fire on security forces and retaliated, the search turned into an encounter. 4,444 weapons and ammunition have been recovered and search and rescue work is ongoing.