Jaish Chief Masood Azhar's Nephew Among 3 Terrorists Killed In Kashmir

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A soldier was also killed in the Aglar operation, while a civilian youth also sustained fire arm injuries during clashes between protesters and the security forces late last night.

Talha, police said, is a nephew of Jaish chief Moulana Masood Azhar.

The army man was killed while as the injured civilian was evacuated and shifted to the hospital.

"It grievously undermines an increasingly prominent Chinese narrative about the need to take a tougher line on terrorism broadly, and in Afghanistan specifically", Smith said.

A group of militants Tuesday fired in the air as a form of gun salute at the funeral of one of their associates who was killed in an encounter by security forces in the Pulwama district of south Kashmir last night, a police official said. "We are not concerned what is their religion or other things", he said.

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". But the forces have reason to believe that newer the weapon, easier they are to handle, even for newly recruited militants.

"The recovery of the USA made carbine shows the complicity between JeM and Pakistan".

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"Not any we know of", the official said.

"This US-made M4 carbine is presently with a lot of armies with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".

Replying questions, IGP Khan said that there are 16 to 20 JeM militants still active in Kashmir Valley.

Security forces launched a search operation in Najwan forests of Ganderbal following information about presence of terrorist hideouts in the area, a police official said.

Giving details about the encounter, Major General Raju said three JeM militants were killed in a swift joint operation by Army, police and CRPF.

"Multiple rounds of funerals were held for Waseem before he was buried at his ancestral graveyard in the village", a local source told Kashmir Reader. "The sun of freedom will set in and the sacred blood of the martyrs will not go waste", Salahuddin wrote to local news agency CNS.

Meanwhile, Army chief Bipin Rawat said Jaish's acknowledgement is proof of terror emanating from Pakistan. "Allah has promised glad tidings for such sacrifices".

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