JeM`s India chief killed in encounter in J&K
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 19:04
  
Srinagar: Self-styled chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit Sajjad Afghani and his bodyguard were killed in an encounter with security forces at Foreshore Road near Dal Lake in the outskirts of the city on Thursday.

Acting on specific information, police followed a private car moving along the Foreshore road on the banks of Dal lake and intercepted the vehicle, officials said.

They said the militants opened firing on the police, which retaliated. Afghani and his bodyguard were killed in the ensuing brief encounter, they said.

Afghani was the self-styled chief of operations for Jaish-e-Mohammad in Kashmir, the officials added.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 19:04


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