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Shopian encounter: Top Jaish commander believed to be trapped

Jahangeer Ganaie

Shopian, Mar 13 (KNO): A top Jaish-e-Muhammad commander is believed to be trapped in an encounter in Rawalpora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district where exchange of firing is on.

A top police official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Jaish commander Wilayat alias Sajad Afghani, a resident of Rawalpora is reportedly trapped.

He said that Cordon and Search Operation was launched on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area yesterday.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter—(KNO)

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