JEM MIL­I­TANT GUNNED DOWN IN PUL­WAMA

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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 po­lice­man said the ex­change of fire be­tween the war­ring groups con­tin­ued till evening.

SRI­NA­GAR : A Pak­istani Jaish-e Mo­ham­mad (JeM) 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 Dar Ganiegund area in Tral in Pul­wama fol­low­ing tips about pres­ence of mil­i­tants.

“As the search op­er­a­tion was go­ing on, the hid­ing ter­ror­ists fired on search party. The fire was re­tal­i­ated lead­ing to an en­counter,” a po­lice spokesper­son said.

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

“In the en­su­ing en­counter, one ter­ror­ist was killed and his body was re­trieved from the site of en­counter. In­crim­i­nat­ing ma­te­ri­als in­clud­ing arms and am­mu­ni­tion were also re­cov­ered from the site,” the spokesper­son said.

The of­fi­cial said it is learnt that the slain man is a Pak­istani code-named as An­war, af­fil­i­ated with proscribed ter­ror out­fit JeM.

The spokesper­son said he was in­volved in at­tacks on se­cu­rity es­tab­lish­ments and other civil­ian atroc­i­ties in the area.

A po­lice­man also sus­tained mi­nor in­juries and is stated to be sta­ble, he said.

The po­lice said cit­i­zens are re­quested not to ven­ture in­side the en­counter zone since such an area can prove dan­ger­ous due to stray ex­plo­sive ma­te­ri­als.

The au­thor­i­ties had sus­pended high speed mo­bile in­ter­net in the dis­trict.

AN OF­FI­CIAL SAID THE SLAIN MIL­I­TANT IS A PAK­ISTANI, CODE­NAMED AS AN­WAR, AF­FIL­I­ATED WITH PROSCRIBED TER­ROR OUT­FIT JEM.

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