Srinagar, Apr 8: A top Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) commander was on Wednesday killed in an encounter which ensued when security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.
Official sources told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, Army and CRPF late on Tuesday night in Arampora area in Sopore. They said security forces conducted searches in the area and deployed additional forces to completely seal the area to foil any attempts by militants to escape.
The slain militant has been identified as Sajad Nawab Dar, a top JeM commander and had been active since 2018. They said the militant was involved in recruiting youth to militant ranks in Sopore and adjoining areas. (UNI)