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5 Militants Including a Pakistani National Slain in 2 Military Operations: Police
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5 Militants Including a Pakistani National Slain in 2 Military Operations: Police

Four among the five militants were slain in Pulwama while another was killed in Budgam district.


SRINAGAR — A top militant commander and a Pakistani national are among the five militants that have been killed in two military operations in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and central Kashmir’s Budgam districts on Sunday.

The military operations were launched last night by the joint teams of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Indian army, and the paramilitary CRPF personnel.

The two military operations were conducted in the Naira area of Pulwama and the Charar-i-Shareef area of Budgam district.

Four militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) including top commander Zahid Wani were killed in Naira while one Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was killed in Charar-i-Shareef, police.

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Police said that the slain militants were affiliated with JeM and LeT.

Quoting the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar, a police spokesperson said that in the last 12 hours five militants have been killed including Jaish-e-Mohammad commander Zahid Wani and a Pakistani national. The IGP termed the killings of the five militants “a big success for us”.

Police identified the slain Pakistani national as Kafeel alias Chotu who was killed in the Pulwama operation. Kafeel, police said, was active since 2020 in Pulwama-Shopian Belt.

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