Jaish-e-Mohammed Militant Killed in Encounter in J&K’s Tral
A Jaish-e-Mohammad militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, 9 November, ANI reported. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the site.
A cordon and search operation was launched today by police and security forces in Dar-Ganiegund area of Tral in Awantipora based on credible inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
A policeman was also injured during the episode.
From the incriminating materials recovered, it is learnt that the killed militant is a Pakistani code-named Anwar. He was reportedly involved in attacks on security establishments and other civilian atrocities in the area. J&K police tweeted that the identity of the militant was still being ascertained.
Personnel of Rashtriya Rifles, the special operations group (SOG) of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were involved in the encounter, IANS reported.
Internet services in the area have been suspended.
The encounter comes just days after two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants, including Usman Haider, the nephew of the terror outfit's chief Maulana Masood Azhar, were killed on Tuesday, 30 October, after a fierce encounter at Tral.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI and IANS)