Jaish-e-Mohammad militant killed during encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara; weapons recovered

Srinagar: A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant from Pakistan was killed in a shootout on Sunday after the ultras attacked a security forces party in Handwara area of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"In the afternoon hours, a group of militants while moving through Handwara was intercepted by a naka party near Chattipora which led to a brief exchange of gunfire," a police spokesman said.

The militant was killed in the ongoing gunfight, he said.

"Some arms and ammunition and incriminating material were recovered from the slain militant who was identified as Ishtiyaaq from Pakistan," the spokesman said.

"Ishtiyaaq was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM and was involved in a series of terror attacks on security establishments and many other civilian atrocities in the area," he said.

Police have registered a case and initiated investigation, the spokesman said.

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Updated Date: Nov 11, 2018 22:01:29 IST

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