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Jaish operational commander killed,says Army.

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Jaish-e-Mohammad’s (JeM) operational commander was killed on Monday in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

“JeM commander Khalid was killed in a swift operation at Ladura in Rafiabad area. The search operation continues in the area,” Srinagar-based Army spokesman said.

Preliminary reports suggest Khalid exchanged fire with security forces after being spotted by a naka party on Monday morning. A police official said a check-point was established after a tip-off about movement of militants in the area.

In the brief exchange of fire, according to police sources, Khalid was injured and fled from the spot. “He was later neutralised in a residential area,” he added.

Khalid, an A++ category, is believed to be the brain behind recent fidayeen attacks carried out by JeM in south and central Kashmir. Initial reports suggest Khalid is a resident of Pakistan. However, there is no confirmation on his real identity.

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