JeM militant shot dead in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag

Srinagar: One Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was gunned down on Saturday in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.

Police sources said the slain militant has been identified as Iqbal Ahmad of Anantnag’s Dooru area. The gunfight took place in Nowgam village of Verinag area.

The militants fired at the security forces who were carrying out a search and cordon operation in the area. In the ensuing gunfight the militant was shot dead.

“The militant’s body has been recovered. Search operation is still going on in the area,” the sources added.

“Reinforcements have been rushed to the area to trace the militants,” the police sources said.

Mobile Internet facility has been suspended in Anantnag as a precautionary measure.

On Friday, four Jaish militants were killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama district.