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Top JeM commander among 5 killed in J&K gunfight (2nd Lead)

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Three (JeM) militants, including a top who masterminded the 2017 attack on a CRPF camp, a soldier and a civilian were killed in a gunfight on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's district, police said.

"The slain militants have been identified as two locals, and and a Pakistani Khalid was a top JeM and he had masterminded the 2017 attack on the in Lethpora in which five troopers were killed," police sources said.

The civilian victim was identified as Rayees Ahmad Dar, son of the owner of a house where the militants were hiding. While Dar's brother Muhammad Younis, sustained a

According to the sources, two soldiers and were also injured.

The gunfight started in Dalipora village early Thursday morning after security forces including Rashtriya Rifles (RR), (CR PF) and the (SOG) of the state police, started a cordon and following a tip-off about the militants.

Amid massive clashes near the and adjoining areas, authorities have imposed curfew in town and suspended

has also been brought down in city to prevent uploading of and posts.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 10:24 IST
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