Top Pakistani Jaish commander among 2 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter
Two terrorists including a top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander from Pakistan were killed on Saturday in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.
Munna Lahori, a Pakistani national, was responsible for a series of civilian killings in Kashmir, they said.
The second terrorist, an associate of Lahori, was a local terrorist, a police official said.
Lahori, also known as Bihari, had been used by Pakistan-based JeM terror group for the recruitment of terrorists, he said.
He was known for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in Banday Mohalla in Bonbazar area of Shopian, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, the police official said.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire, leading to their killing, he said, adding that incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the gunfight.