Top Jaish commander Sajjad Afghani killed: IGP Kashmir

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IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference at Police Control Room Srinagar
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference at Police Control Room Srinagar

SRINAGAR — District commander for Shopian of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit Wilayat Lone alias Sajjad Afghani has been killed in the three-day-long gunfight in Rawalpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday morning.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar confirmed the killing of Jaish commander Sajjad Afghani in the encounter.

The IGP further said that he was instrumental in recruiting militants in south Kashmir, especially in Shopian. “It’s a big success to security forces and I congratulate them for this operation,” he added.

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