Tral Gunfight: One slain militant identified


The family of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander Mudasir Khan has identified his body as one of the two militants killed in Tral gunfight, IANS quoted police as having said on Monday as it awaited forensic reports.

“One of the two slain militants has been identified as Mudasir Khan, alias Mohammad Bhai, JeM commander believed to have masterminded the February 14 Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed,” IANS quoted an officer as having said.

The two were killed in the Sunday gunfight with forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pinglish village in Pulwama district.

“The second militant also belongs to the JeM, however, his exact identity is yet to be ascertained,” the officer added. “DNA tests will be carried out as the bodies have been charred.”

It is the JeM commander’s family which came forward and identified him, IANS quoted the police officer said as saying.

“The house in which the militants were hiding was completely destroyed in the operation by the forces,” said the report.

The army said three militants were killed. The police has so far, though, recovered only two bodies, IANS reported.


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