Jaish militant killed in Shopian encounter was active since 8 months, his killing a big success: SSP Shopian

Says police have got some vital leads in Choudry Gund incident

Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday said that the foreign militant killed in Shopian encounter early morning was active in the district for the last 8 months and his killing was a major success.

Addressing a press conference in Shopian, senior superintendent of police Tanushree, as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that a foreign militant identified as Kamran Bhai alias Hanees was killed in the encounter today morning.

She said that he was active in the area for the last 8 months and his killing was a major success for the forces.

“For the last several days we had been receiving intelligence inputs about a Fidayeen attack and target killings in Shopian and his killing in the encounter today was big success for us,” she said.

She said that they have got some leads about Choudry Gund incident, however, the attack was carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba, while Kamran was associated with Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Tanushree also said that Kamran was an A+ category militant and further investigation was going on to ascertain in which cases he was directly involved—(KNO)

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