JEM mil­i­tant killed in en­counter with se­cu­rity forces in Pul­wama

Army porter killed in Pak fir­ing along LOC in Jammu

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SRI­NA­GAR: A Pak­istani Jaishe-mo­ham­mad (JEM) mil­i­tant was killed in an en­counter with se­cu­rity forces in Tral area of Jammu and Kash­mir's Pul­wama dis­trict on Fri­day, po­lice said.

Se­cu­rity forces launched a cor­don and search op­er­a­tion in Dar-ganiegund area of Tral fol­low­ing in­puts about the pres­ence of mil­i­tants there, a po­lice spokesman said.

He said the search op­er­a­tion turned into an en­counter when the ul­tras opened fire on the se­cu­rity forces, who re­tal­i­ated.

One JEM mil­i­tant, was killed in the gun­bat­tle, the spokesman said, adding that a po­lice­man also suf­fered mi­nor in­juries dur­ing the op­er­a­tion.

The de­ceased mil­i­tant was iden­ti­fied as a Pak­istani na­tional and he was us­ing a code name, An­war, he said.

“In­crim­i­nat­ing ma­te­rial, arms and am­mu­ni­tion were re­cov­ered from the site of the en­counter,” the spokesman said. JAMMU: An Army porter was killed in Pak­istani sniper fire along the Line of Con­trol in Jammu dis­trict, while a BSF jawan was in­jured in a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent in the Ra­jouriPoonch sec­tor Fri­day.

The porter died in sniper fire from across the LOC in the Akhnoor sec­tor of Jammu dis­trict around 1800 hours Fri­day, of­fi­cials said.

In the Mana­jakote sec­tor, Pak­istani per­son­nel tar­geted for­ward posts along the LOC around 0930 hours. A jawan of the Bor­der Se­cu­rity Force (BSF) was in­jured in the fir­ing, they said.

The num­ber of cease­fire vi­o­la­tions this year by Pak­istan has been the high­est in the past eight years.

The first seven months of this year saw 52 deaths and 232 peo­ple get­ting in­jured in 1,435 cease­fire vi­o­la­tions in Jammu and Kash­mir, ac­cord­ing to an RTI re­ply by the Home min­istry.

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