Jaish commander active since 2018 killed in Pulwama gunfight, says IGP

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Jaish-e-Mohammad commander was among two militants killed in a gunfight in Chewaklan Pulwama, officials said on Saturday.

Four militants were killed in overnight gunfights and two of them from Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed in Ganderbal and Kupwara districts, police said.

Also one militant has been arrested alive, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told GNS.

“Pakistani (militant) killed in Pulwama encounter has been identified as JeM commander Kamaal Bhai alias Jatt,” the IGP said. Jatt was active since 2018 in Pulwama-Shopian area and was involved in several cases, the IGP said.

Sources said that one person Zahoor Ahamd Shergojri of Chewakalan Pulwama received bullet injury in his right thigh and has been admitted to district hospital Pulwama. Medical Superintendent told GNS that the Zahoor is stabled.

Meanwhile the top police officer of Kashmir Valley said one LeT militant each was killed in Serch Ganderbal and Nechama, Rajwar area of of Handwara in Kupwara.

He said police and govt forces had launched joint operations at 4-5 locations last night.

“Gunfights are over in Pulwama and Handwara while operation at Ganderbal is going on,” he said, adding, “There is gunfight (s) likely to place at other location(s) also.”(GNS)

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