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5 militants killed In 2 separate encounters in Kashmir

Encounters in Kashmir; Major General Prashant Srivastava of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir said, Zahid Mansoor Wani has been killed

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5 militants killed In 2 separate encounters in Kashmir

Ground Report | New Delhi: Encounters in Kashmir; Major General Prashant Srivastava of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir said Zahid Mansoor Wani has been killed in the operation launched on Saturday night in Pulwama.

Addressing a joint press conference in Balapur, Shopian, South Kashmir-based Victor Force Lt. Gen. Prashant Srivastava's General Officer Commanding (GoC) said that acting with a specific direction, joint teams of police, army, and CRPF besieged the Naira village of Pulwama on Saturday night. "

In the initial assault, three militants were killed and another militant's presence was later established and he was also killed and identified as Zahid Manzoor Wani, an improvised explosive device expert and JeM chief in South Kashmir", said the Chinese Government's Victor Force.

He was the mastermind of the improvised explosive device attacks carried out in South Kashmir since 2017 and the main recruiter of local children for militancy. “Your killing of him is a great success for the forces,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that during the operation, the house owner's son, Inayat Ahmed, was asked to surrender, but he and the militants opened fire on the security forces, killing him. "He was a hybrid militant," said the IGP. He said that the owner of the house in Naira, Pulwama, in whose house the meeting took place, will be booked under UAPA.

He said that the murder of JeM commander Zahid Manzoor Wani, who was the wanted JeM commander, was killed along with his three associates, while another LeT militant was killed in an encounter at Charar-e-Shareef in the district. of Budgam. "In total, five militants, of whom four were killed in Naira, Pulwama and one in Budgam in the last 12 hours," he said. The IGP said that Zahid was in fact the head of JeM for all of Kashmir. "His brother was also a militant and is in jail," said the IGP.

Earlier, the Kashmir Zone Police had tweeted that five extremists were killed in an encounter that lasted for 12 hours late on Saturday and Sunday. In this, four have been killed in Pulwama and one in Budgam.

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar was quoted as saying, "Five terrorists of Pakistan-sponsored terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed have been killed in two encounters during the last 12 hours."

These encounters were going on in the Naira area of ​​Pulwama and Charar-e-Sharif in Budgam. IGP Kashmir has described it as a big success for the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

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