Director General of Police SP Vaid on Thursday claimed that one of the militants killed in Lamm forest areas of Tral town of Pulwama was the operational commander of the Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit.
“Operational commander of JeM Mufti Yasir was among those killed in a joint operation in upper reaches of Tral,” DGP SP Vaid wrote on Twitter.
Along with the tweet, Vaid also shared a picture of the slain militant alongside JeM chief Masood Azhar.
Yasir was killed along with three associates in a 12-hour gunfight in Lam forests of Tral on Tuesday.
Four Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, one policeman and an Army man were killed in an encounter that raged between a mixed contingent of counter-insurgent forces and militants for at least 10 hours in the dense forests of Gutangoo hamlet of Jawaharpora Laam, in Tral. Out of the six slain, three belong to Tral region.
Two among the slain were local residents – one belonging to Handoora and the second one to Khargund Tral.