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Top Jaish commander among 4 militants killed in J&K today

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Sherri Watson | 09 October, 2017, 23:14

Two terrorists were gunned down by the security forces in Gatipora village of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday, said reports.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Ladoora area of Baramulla district following information about the presence of militants, an official said. In the retaliatory action, one militant - identified as Khalid alias Shahid Showkat of the JeM - was killed, he said.

He said that militants hiding in the village opened fire after forces approached the suspected site, drawing retaliation from the forces.

"He was killed in a joint operation by the Jammu and Kashmir Police's Special Operation Group, local police, the CRPF and the Army", he said. More than 140 militants have reportedly been killed in the valley this year after security forces drew up a hit-list of top militant commanders.

Khalid, a Pakistani national, was active in North Kashmir's Sopore area.