07/08/2017 9:35 PM IST | Updated 07/08/2017 9:38 PM IST

Army Guns Down 5 Terrorists In Jammu And Kashmir's Machil District

Authorities blocked internet services in Pulwama as a precautionary measure.

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NEW DELHI -- Indian Army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid and gunned down five terrorist in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier in the day a Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) terrorist Umer of Abu Ismail group was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Samboora area of the state.

Role of Umer in different crimes committed by Abu Ismail group is being ascertained.

One AK 47 rifle has been recovered from the encounter site.

Awantipora Police, 50 RR and CRPF jointly participated in the encounter.

In wake of the gunfight, authorities blocked the internet services in Pulwama as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the district.

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