Top JeM commanders among 66 militants killed in Kashmir this year
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Srinagar : Top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM ) commanders have been killed in targeted action by India post the Pulwama suicide attack , sources said on Monday.
Of the 66 militants killed in valley this year, 27 belong to the Pakistan-based militant outfit out of which 19 were killed after the February 14 Pulwama attack, sources added.
This also includes arrest and deportation of Jaish cadre who were involved in the operation, sources were quoted as saying by news agency ANI . After the Pulwama attack, sources said, four Jaish militants involved directly in the attack were killed while four others were arrested in different operations.
Sources said inputs were gathered after the interrogation of around 40 Jaish overground supporters in the Kashmir valley.
The militants killed include Kamran (on February 18), Mushashir Ahmed Khan (on March 11) and Sajjad Bhat (on March 11), sources said. Two militants, including Nisar Ahmed Tantray and Sajjad, are in NIA custody for their role in the attack, it added.
Sources revealed to ANI that Tantray helped the suicide bomber Aadil Ahmed Dar by getting a vehicle-based improvised explosive device (IED) from Yasir, a JeM militant.
On February 14 this year, 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a attack in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The incident took place when a CRPF convoy, consisting of around 2,500 personnel, was attacked by a JeM militant who rammed a car laden with explosives into one of the buses on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.