JeM commander killed in Tral gunfight, says J-K Police chief

Four JeM militants, one soldier and a state police constable were killed in the over eight-hour long gunfight in Tral in Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2018 12:26 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Jammu
Jaish-e-Muhammad,JeM operational commander,Jammu and Kashmir Police
Personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Police search for militants.(PTI File Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that one of the four militants killed in Tuesday’s gunfight in the Tral forest area was a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) operational commander.

Four JeM militants, one soldier and a state police constable were killed in the over eight-hour long gunfight.

The picture had been taken in Pakistan few years ago by the media there.

Azhar was released from Kotbalwal jail in Jammu district in 1999 and taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan where he was swapped with the 158 passengers of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 taken hostage.

Two other militant commanders, Sheikh Omar and Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar were also swapped in addition to Azhar for the release of hostages.

The flight was hijacked from Kathmandu and after a stopover at Amritsar it was taken to Kandahar.

First Published: Apr 26, 2018 12:16 IST