In a fresh round of gunfight between security forces and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists on Saturday, January 25 in the Tral area of south Kashmir. One army jawan sustained injuries and three Jaish terrorists including top commander Qasi Yasir are believed to be trapped at the site.

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Soldiers in action during an encounter with militants on the Line of Control (LoC).IANS

Qasi Yasir, a Pakistan-based terrorist, was behind the killing of two members of the nomadic Gujjar community from a forested area in Pulwama district in August last year.

One terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and terrorists at Khrew in South Kashmir's Tral area on Wednesday, January 22.  Firing resumed between the security forces and the terrorists in Kashmir's Tral area where an encounter was going on since Tuesday, January 21.

Security forces have avenged the death of two of their men killed in an encounter at Khrew in south Kashmir on Tuesday by gunning down the Jaish-e-Mohammed operative. A second terrorist is still trapped as a fierce encounter is underway in the upper reaches of Khrew.

Jaish terrorists killed & 2 soldiers martyred

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The firing, which began at around 5 pm in Old Baramulla continued through the night.IANS

 On Tuesday, January 21, the encounter was triggered after security forces got a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the area. One Special police officer and an army soldier were killed in the encounter. There was a lull in the firing for over 24 hours but the gunfight resumed on Wednesday morning.

The encounter started after the police got specific input about the presence of terrorists in the Zand village. The area was cordoned off and a search operation was launched. Contact was eventually established with the terrorists, who were hiding in a house that led to the gun battle.

The slain militant identified as Abu Saifullah alias Abu Qasim, was active for more than a year and was an associate of Qari Yasir, a foreign terrorist belonging to the JeM. Two security force personnel were killed in the encounter including a special police officer and an army soldier on January 21.