Srinagar: Security forces shot dead a foreign militant of Jaish-e-Mohammad in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday morning, police said.
The gun battle had erupted at Kapren Shopian during a cordon and search operation (CASO) in the area following an input about the militant presence.
“The CASO turned into a gunfight. One terrorist was killed in the encounter,” a police official said, adding the search operation is underway.
Additional Director General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar identified the slain as foreign Jaish militant Kamran Bhai alias Hanees
“The foreign terrorist Kamran Bhai was active in Kulgam Shopian area,” he said