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Top JeM commander killed in Kashmir encounter

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
October 13, 2021 15:55 IST
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Top terrorist commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad Sham Sofi was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

Acting on specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in Tilwani Mohalla Waggad in the Tral area of Awantipora, in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.

He said an encounter broke out after the terrorists opened fire at the security personnel, who retaliated.


In the exchange of fire, a terrorist was killed, the official said.

Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said the slain terrorist has been identified as Sham Sofi who was a top JeM commander.

"Top JeM Commander #terrorist Sham Sofi killed in Tral #Encounter," the IGP said on Kashmir Zone Police's Twitter handle.

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