Top JeM militant killed in Letpora gunfight: Army

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By Fast Kashmir on 06/03/2018.

Srinagar, March 5: A Jaish-e-Mohammad militant commander was killed in a brief encounter at Hatiwara area of Letpora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday evening.

Official sources told news agency GNS that army’s 50 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation in Hatwara, Letpora.

Army’s Srinagar based defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia told news agency GNS that a gunfight broke out at Hatiwara. A militant was killed during the encounter. The body of the militant was recovered along with an AK-rifle.

Meanwhile, sources identified the militant as Mufti Vikas, JeM operational Chief Commander for South Kashmir, a resident of Pakistan. (GNS)

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