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 policeman was also injured during the episode, The Indian Express (IE) reported. 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.
J&K police tweeted that the identity of the militant was still being ascertained. 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 The Indian Express)
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