JeM Militant Killed In Budgam Gunfight: Police

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said that one unidentified militant of Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit has been killed in an encounter at Nowhal area of Charar-e-Shareef in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district while as a few associates of the slain militant are active in the area who would be tracked soon.

While speaking to the reporters, SSP Budgam Amod Nagpur said yesterday evening, joint teams launched an operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of militants in Nowhal area of Charar-e-Shareef area. “The militants fired indiscriminately at the forces with bullets and grenades. Today morning, one unidentified militant has been killed from whose possession a large quantity of arms and ammunition besides incriminating material has been recovered,” news agency KNO quoted the SSP as having said, adding that the slain militant is affiliated with the Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit.

Asked whether any militant managed to escape, he said that the operation as successful on part of the forces. “There are a few associates of slain militant active in the area and we will soon catch them,” the SSP said, adding that the identity of the slain militant is being ascertained.

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