A Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant commander was killed in an encounter between militants and safety forces in North Kashmir’s Sopore on Wednesday, officers stated.
A cordon and search operation was launched by joint forces in Arampora space of Sopore on Tuesday night time, after they obtained info relating to the presence of militants within the space. On Wednesday morning, police stated that they established contact with “two to four militants” who had been reported to be current inside a home.
By Wednesday night, police confirmed that they recovered lifeless physique of 1 militant. “In the ongoing encounter at Sopore, the body of one JeM terrorist namely Sajad Ahmed Dar has been recovered so far. Clearance of the target house in progress,” stated a J-Ok Police spokesperson.
In a tweet, the J-Ok police stated Dar used “modern approaches of communication with other conduits of the outfit via social media apps.” “He was well versed in handling different weapons like AK Series rifles, pistol and hand grenade etc. He was involved in a number of terror acts,” the police stated.
In one other tweet, the police added: “The killed terrorist threatened and intimidated peace loving citizens of Sopore and its peripheral areas. He explored the opportunities to assault security forces and VIP rallies through his OGWs. He motivated local youth for execution of grenade attacks against monetary benefits.”
SSP Sopore, Javid Iqbal instructed the The Indian Express that Dar joined militancy two years in the past and one safety personnel additionally suffered minor accidents within the operation on Wednesday. “The operation is still going on in the area,” he knowledgeable.
A complete of 10 militants have been killed up to now in three gunbattles within the Valley since final week, through which 5 military personnel had been additionally killed.
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