The two terrorists killed were involved in several terror attacks on migrant labourers hailing outside Jammu and Kashmir in Pulwama district during March and April this year, police said.
Police said Mir sought aid of his friend Shakir Hamid Bhat, resident of Alochibagh Samboora, to identify the target and provide him a motorcycle for executing this terror act.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
PM Modi is arriving here to attend the Panchayat Raj Diwas at Palli Gram Panchayat in Samba district.
Both the terrorists, equipped with suicide vests and sophisticated weapons, were killed in the encounter on Friday, averting a major suicide attack in the city.
Nine security personnel were also injured in the pre-dawn gunfight near an Army camp in Sunjwan area on the outskirts of Jammu.
The terror attacks in Jammu city have taken place two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Samba districts.
Among those killed is top LeT commander Yousuf Kantroo who was involved in several acts of terrorism including attacks on police and security forces.
Among those killed is top Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) commander Yousuf Kantroo who was involved in several acts of terrorism including attacks on police and security forces.
He said there are more than 100 defunct temple trusts / societies operating illegally within the valley of Kashmir and a complete list has been handed over to the J&K administration for necessary action.
Authorities said the former chief minister was prevented from undertaking travel because of security reasons.
The firefight between the terrorists and security forces took place after the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.
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