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Indian Army says location where the explosives were recovered, near the Jammu and Kashmir highway, was around 9 km from the spot of the 2019 Pulwama attack.
According to an Army spokesperson, Security forces eliminated one more terrorist in Chewa operation.
The encounters began at Pulwama and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, bringing the total militants killed in the valley this year to 100 so far.
The identity of the local militants has not been revealed by police as a new policy during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Inspector-General of Police Kashmir said the Hizbul militants & JeM were working together to target the security forces in a similar manner as the February 2019 suicide attack.
Riyaz Naikoo, who took over as Hizbul Mujahideen chief in 2017, carried a bounty of Rs 12 lakh on his head.
Pulwama police says the Jamia PhD scholar was involved in a scuffle after which the FIR was registered.
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On 14 February 2019, a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber launched an attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, killing 40. The NIA isn’t making much headway now.
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