Jaish Commander Killed In Sopore Gunfight: Police

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Srinagar-  A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant commander was killed in a gunfight  with state forces in the Sopore area of north  Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

“A JeM commander has been killed in the ongoing encounter in Sopore,” a police official said.

He identified the slain militant as Sajad Nawab Dar.

The official said further details of the operation were awaited.

He said the state forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Arampora area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district late Tuesday night after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there.

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The official said the forces conducted searches in the area and maintained a tight cordon during the night to stop militants from fleeing.

The militants fired upon a search party of the forces on Wednesday drawing retaliation, the official said.

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