Shopian gunfight: Top Jaish commander Sajad Afghani killed, says IGP

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District commander for Shopian of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit Wilayat Lone alias Sajad Afghani has been killed in three day long gunfight in Rawalpora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday morning.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar confirmed about the killing of Jaish commander Sajjad Afghani in the gunfight.

The IGP further said that he was instrumental in recruiting militants in South Kashmir, especially in Shopian. “It’s a big success to security forces and I congratulate them for this operation.”

Yesterday one local LeT militant namely Jahangir Ahmad was killed, an M4- rifle was also recovered.

To avoid any collateral damage, the operation was again suspended for night on Sunday evening and was resumed today with the first light of the day, IGP said.

Earlier, reports said that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Rawalpora.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.(GNS)

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