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Jaish Pak Commander Eliminated In Shopian Gunfight: Police

Srinagar: Pakistani terrorist Munna Lahori of the Jaish- e-Muhammad (JeM), who specialized in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), is among the two militants killed in the Shopian gunfight on Saturday, police said.

A statement issued by the police here said the other slain militant killed in the Bonbazar area gun battle was a Kashmiri, Zeenatul Islam, who belonged to Turkawangam village.

Both slain militants were affiliated to the JeM outfit.

“The slain Jaish commander Munna Lahori was responsible for a car bombing on security force convoy on March 30 in Banihal and another fatal army vehicle blast in Arihal in Pulwama on June 17.

The Defence spokesman said war-like stores including arms, ammunition and materials used in making IEDs were recovered from the slain militants.

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In another unrelated incident on Saturday morning, Lance Naik Rajender Singh of 57 Rashtriya Rifles was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control in Machil sector of Kupwara district.

“Lance Naik Rajender Singh suffered critical injuries in unprovoked Pakistan firing. He was taken to a nearby medical facility, but he succumbed to critical injuries,” sources said.

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