Top Jaish Commander Killed In J&K
29 December 2005
The Times of India
Srinagar: A self-styled commander was among three militants of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) killed by the Army in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. A defence spokesman told TOI troops acting on an information from Delhi police zeroed in Khrew village in Pulwama district in the wee hours of Wednesday and killed the JeM militants in the hide-out. One of the militants Qari Suhial was deputy divisional commander of the outfit. All the three militants were Pakistan nationals. The troops had sealed the area after the militants opened fire at them and threw hand grenades. Reinforcement was rushed to the area and the militants were repeatedly asked to surrender. When they kept on firing, security forces retaliated and after more than eight hours gunbattle the three were killed. A JeM spokesman also confirmed the killings of its three cadres.