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JeM militant killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Tral

A Jaish-e-Mohammad militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

The gunfight started in the morning after a joint party of security forces cordoned an area in Tral in Pulwama.

A police official said that the exchange of fire between the warring groups continued till evening.

“One terrorist of #JeM killed in the operation. Arms and ammunition recovered…,” said Kashmir police in a tweet.

Police said that the identity of the slain man was being ascertained.

Local reports said that a policeman suffered splinter injuries in the beginning of the encounter but the police did not confirm this.

Authorities had suspended high speed mobile internet in the district as the gunfight raged in Tral.

On Thursday, security forces busted a hideout recovering explosive materials for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

On Tuesday, two militants, including a deserter from the Indian Army, were killed in a gun battle with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Both the militants were locals and residents of Shopian district. One of the militants, Idrees Ahmad, had deserted the army and joined militant ranks.

On Sunday, police officials said they recovered two dead bodies from Khudpora area of Shopian after a gunfight between militants and security forces on Saturday evening.

First Published: Nov 09, 2018 18:26 IST

Source: HindustanTimes

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