Top JeM Terrorist Munna Lahori Killed in Encounter in Shopian

One militant, Mir Zeenat-Ul-Islam of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit, was also killed in the encounter.

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Munna Lahori, a Pakistani national, was also responsible for a series of civilian killings in Kashmir.

A top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commander from Pakistan and a militant were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, 27 July. The JeM commander, Munna Lahori, was responsible for a car blast last month that killed two Army jawans.

Lahori and Hizbul Mujahideen‘s Mir Zeenat-Ul-Islam were killed after the search operation turned into an encounter.

Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the site of the gunfight.



Munna Lahori, a Pakistani national, was responsible for a car blast attack on a security forces' convoy on 30 March at Banihal and "a fatal car blast on an Army vehicle at Arihal in Pulwahma on 17 June, in which two soldiers were killed and nine others including two civilians were injured", the official said.

Also known as Bihari, he was also responsible for a series of civilian killings in Kashmir, PTI reported.

Lahori was known of making Improvised Explosive Devices and he had been used by Pakistan-based JeM for the recruitment of militants in the Kashmir valley.

At least 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives after an explosive-laden car rammed into their convoy in Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the focus was again shifted to IED. With Lahori’s IED-making skills, his death could be a setback for the outfit.

The second militant, identified as Mir Zeenat-Ul-Islam of Turkawanghom Shopian, belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit, the official said.

He was part of groups involved in terror crimes. Several cases were registered against him, including a case pertaining to abduction and killing of civilian Irfan Hameed of Zainapora.

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