JeM operational head Khalid killed in encounter in Ladoora

Srinagar: As per the information shown in media, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operational head Khalid has been gunned down by security forces in Ladoora area neighbouring Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier on Monday, a gun fight broke out between a group of holed up militants and the security forces in Ladoora. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area after learning about the presence of militants.

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“They came under fire as they zeroed in on the militants’ hideout. The encounter is underway,” police official said. In another incident, an Army official was killed in a militant ambush in Drang village of Jammu and Kashmir’s central district of Budgam overnight.

Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that the militants opened fire at an Army patrolling party late Sunday night, leaving one soldier dead. “The fire was returned. One soldier was martyred in the crossfire,” he said.

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