Security forces gun down top Jaish commander during operation in Srinagar
Security forces have gunned down a top commander of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and another militant in a gunbattle in Maharaja Bazaar area of Srinagar.
Srinagar: Security forces have gunned down a top commander of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and another militant in a gunbattle in Maharaja Bazaar area of Srinagar, police said.
The slain JeM commander in the Kashmir Valley was identified as Saifullah, a police official said.
An operation was launched in Maharaja Bazaar on Monday following information about the presence of militants in the area and a gunfight ensued between security personnel and militants, the official said.
Two militants were killed in the operation on Monday, he said, adding the identity of the other militant was being established.
As per the Jammu and Kashmir Police, approximately 5 kilograms of explosives have been recovered from the drone.
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