STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Nephew of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar among two outfit terrorists killed in JK's Pulwama district

A M-4 Carbine, used for carrying out sniper attacks on security forces, was also seized from the encounter site, officials said.

Published: 31st October 2018 01:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2018 06:55 AM   |  A+A-

Image of terrorists used for representational purpose only. (File Photo)

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: Two militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), suspected to be a part of outfit’s sniper squad, were killed in a gunfight with security forces in the Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, police said.

The terror outfit later claimed that one of the slain militants — identified as Mohammad Usman — was the nephew of JeM chief Masood Azhar. The other militant has been identified as Showkat Ahmed.

Security forces have also recovered M-4 Carbine rifle from the encounter site which was possibly used by the group to carry out sniper attacks on security forces, they said.

Last week, an Army jawan and a Seema Shashtra Bal personnel were killed in the sniper attacks in Tral area.

A police officer said acting on a tip-off, a team comprising members of the Army, the CRPF and J&K police entered the Chaanketaar village in Tral.

“As the security men were conducting searches and approaching the house where they thought the militants were holed up, they came under fire, triggering a gunfight,” he said, adding that the encounter lasted for over five hours.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir SP Pani told TNIE searches were being carried out across the region after the encounter.

NIA raids properties of Kashmir businessman

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out raids at residence and shop of absconding Kashmiri businessman Nasir Safi Mir, who is accused of funding separatist leaders, in Srinagar.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp