JeM's Khalid killed by security forces in Baramulla

Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar, Oct 9: Jaish e Muhammad operational chief Khalid has been killed in an encounter at Ladoora Baramulla, The operation is still on.

Earlier the Pakistani Jaish e Muhammad Commander Khalid was trapped in a local school. Militants had attacked forces patrol party at Ladura Baramulla in North Kashmir to which the forces retaliated. The whole area had been cordoned off.

The operational chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a Pakistani national, was killed on Monday in a gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. Police sources said the security forces surrounded Ladoora village after receiving information about his likely presence in the area.  When they came close to the house where the militants were hiding, the security personnel were fired upon by the hidden militants, triggering a gun battle. "A Pakistani, codenamed Khalid, who was the operational chief of the JeM, was killed in the encounter," an officer said. "The body of the militant commander is being retrieved as a search operation is now going on at the site," the officer added. Khalid was on the most wanted list of the security forces and his death is seen as a major jolt to militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir. The JeM is based in Pakistan.

News24Bureau with inputs