Indian Army Kills Top JeM Commander In Kashmir

Michele Moreno
December 27, 2017

According to police, the operation began on specific intelligence information about the presence of two militants in the village.

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) - A top militant commander was killed Tuesday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

In July this year, after the Aripal encounter, in which three JeM terrorists were killed, Tantray went underground and soon became the key man of the terror outfit in coordinating and organising attacks at different places, he said.

They said security forces and SOG of state police on a tip off about the presence of militants launched a joint search operation at Samboora, Awantipora, in Pulwama at 0030 hrs late last night.

Wanted Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant Noor Mohammad Tantray was killed in an overnight encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police.

JeM militant chief operational commander Noor Mohammed Tantray. "One AK-56, pistol and magazines were recovered from his possession", Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muneer Khan said.

The killing of Noor Mohammad Tantray is seen as a major success for the security forces in their fight against separatist militants.

Sources said that top JeM terrorist Noor Muhammad Tantray alias Noor Trali, belonged to the Tral area and was the regional commander of the terror outfit has been neutralised.

Monday's attack was reportedly launched in response to the death of four Indian soldiers, including an Army major, in alleged unprovoked Pakistani firing along the LoC.

The officer added that Tantray was one of the chief architects of the attack on a BSF camp near Srinagar airport in October, and was also wanted in connection with a number of attacks in south and central Kashmir.

He served a sentence at Central Jail in Srinagar and was out on parole in 2015, the spokesman said. His funeral was attended by many, including some militants who offered a gun salute.

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