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Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Masood Azhar's nephew, top JeM terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter

Masood Azhar's nephew, top JeM terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter

A cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the slain militants.

The JeM terrorist has been identified as Talha Rasheed, who was also acting as a local commander of the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit in Kashmir, ANI reported.

"We will ask them (Pakistan) to collect the body because they have owned it", he said adding, "The matter will be taken up through proper channels".

Indian forces surrounded a home in the southern town of Pulwama late Monday night after being tipped off about the presence of senior commanders from the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group. He was identified as Mehmood Bhai, also a Pakistani national.

"As far as the M4 weapon is concerned, we will investigate how it came into the hands of these militants", Khan said. Ganai had reportedly joined militancy only in August.

"AK 47 is still the mainstream weapon".

The militants had attacked a police check-post in Rajpora on Saturday. "It is a subject matter of thorough investigation", he said in a press conference. "It needs a thorough investigation", the IGP said.

One security personnel Lance Naik Vrahma Pal Singh also lost his life in the encounter.

"While the cordon was being laid, the militants opened fire in which one army jawan and a civilian got injured", the spokesperson said. "The militants were holed up in two houses".

On October 16, in a crackdown on terror module, the Security forces arrested two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and on Hizbul Mujahideen militant in Jammu and Kashmir.

Azhar's nephew Talha Rasheed was active in the Kashmir valley for over two years.

"We consider the organisation to be a foreign terrorist organisation under the United States law, Nauert said".

The photograph of Waseem carrying M16 Carbine had gone viral on facebook a few days ago.

Earlier reports had said that he was associated with Hizb-ul-Mujahedin. The Pakistan Army is a major user of the weapon.

Major General B.S. Raju, General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Army's "Victor Force" said at the press conference, "We've recovered M4 carbine, a USA made weapon used by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces". He said it was the first time that the USA made weapon was recovered from militants in Kashmir.

"These weapons might be brought by militants who infiltrated recently".

Besides an AK-47 rifle and a pistol, security forces also recovered a USmade M4 rifle, a weapon mostly used by the United States army in its wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The security forces gunned down three terrorists in a fierce retaliation.

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