Srinagar, November 6: Three militants killed during an encounter at Kandi Aglar village of Pulwama district include nephew of Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar and outfit’s divisional commander, a JeM spokesman told news agency GNS in a statement issued Monday late night.
Hassan Shah, the JeM spokesman, identified Masood Azhar’s nephew as commander Talha Rasheed.
He said two other militants killed in the encounter include Divisional Commander Muhammad Bhai, a non-local and Waseem, a resident of Drubgam Pulwama.
The Jaish spokesman while paying tributes to slain militants said that their sacrifices won’t go waste.
“One day, forces have to leave Kashmir,” the JeM spokesman added.
An army soldier was also killed in the encounter.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman told GNS that the slain militants were involved in killing of selection grade constable Abdul Salam at Rajpora Pulwama two days ago. (GNS)