Top JeM Ultra Killed In Jammu And Kashmir Encounter
21 September 2007
The Hindustan Times
Srinagar: A self-styled district commander of Jaish-e-Mohamad (JeM) outfit and an army officer were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said. The JeM commander Jamal alias Bilal of Balochistan area of Pakistan was killed in an encounter with security forces at Lam forest in Tral area of Pulwama district on Friday, Superintendent of Police (Awantipora) Sardar Khan said. He said a junior commssioned officer was also killed in the encounter which broke out when a joint party of police and troops launched a search operation in the forest area. One Ghulam Hassan Lone alongwith his Pakistani wife and three children were arrested near Wadarbala-Zachaldara in Kupwara district, a police spokesman said. Lone, a resident of Chak-e-Pasipora village of Vilgam, had exfiltrated to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 1990 for acquiring illegal arms training and had returned illegally alongwith his family, the spokesman said adding his movement aroused suspicion and he was stopped and arrested by police. A civilian from West Bengal was injured in an exchange of fire between militants and army at Pattan in Baramulla district, he said. Azharul Haq, a resident of Bengal, received a bullet in the leg and was rushed to hospital for treatment. In another incident, militants hurled a grenade on a police guard at Wakoor in Ganderbal district. The guard retaliated but there was no casualty, the spokesman said.