On Monday, Indian forces killed three militants, which also include the highly suspected planner of a suicide bombing in the contended region of Kashmir that incited tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan/ Police sources stated that’s during the clash five troops were also killed.
Last Thursday, the suicide bomb assault on a paramilitary police convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed somewhat 40 men, the cruel and fatal single attack on Indian forces in three decades of insurgency in the Muslim-majority region.
The Pakistan-based extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed accountability for Thursday’s incursion. India blames Pakistan for providing shelter to the group. Pakistan denies the allegation.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is under immense domestic pressure for not taking any definite action against Pakistan.
Modi has vowed a strong reply and stated that he had given the military complete freedom to deal with cross-border militancy.
The three militants who got killed in Monday’s encounter were all Pakistani nationals and members of JeM.
According to the police sources, the 17-hour long clash came at a price, as four Indian soldiers and one policeman was killed. Apart from that, nine troops were wounded, which consisted of a brigadier, one person belonging to army’s top-brass, and a deputy inspector general of police.Security force sources told reporters that one of the dead assertive had been recognized as Abdul Rashid Gazi, who went by the assumed name Kamran Bhai and is doubted to have played a crucial role in orchestrating Thursday’s assault.
Earlier, Indian troops had cordon off Pinglan village in Kashmir’s Pulwama district, where the assault took place on 14th February. An undefined curfew has been enforced and police have asked people to stay inside their home.