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Jammu and Kashmir: Top Jaish commander among two terrorists killed in Shopian encounter, operation continues

Two militants, including one Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist were killed during an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The gunfight is currently underway and a search operation has been launched in the area.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 27, 2019 12:45 IST
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Two Jaish terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian

Pakistani terrorist Munna Lahori of the Jaish- e-Muhammad (JeM), who specialized in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), is among the two militants killed in the Shopian gunfight on Saturday, police said. A statement issued by the police here said the other slain militant killed in the Bonbazar area gun battle was a Kashmiri, Zeenatul Islam, who belonged to Turkawangam village.

Both slain militants were affiliated to the JeM outfit.

"The slain Jaish commander Munna Lahori was responsible for a car bombing on security force convoy on March 30 in Banihal and another fatal army vehicle blast in Arihal in Pulwama on June 17.

The Defence spokesman said war-like stores including arms, ammunition and materials used in making IEDs were recovered from the slain militants.

In another unrelated incident on Saturday morning, Lance Naik Rajender Singh of 57 Rashtriya Rifles was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control in Machil sector of Kupwara district.

Security forces had received inputs about the presence of militants in the area after which the encounter began. 

A search operation has been launched in the area. The identity of the slain terrorists could not be ascertained. 

Earlier in June, one terrorist was killed during an encounter with security forces in Shopian. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter. 

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