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
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.