Will request Pak to claim body of Masood Azhar's nephew: IGP Kashmir

Saul Bowman
November 8, 2017

Pulwama/Jammu and Kashmir, November 7: Nephew of Masood Azhar, the founder and leader of the UN-designated terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed was killed in an encounter in Pulwama on Tuesday.

A JeM spokesperson identified the nephew as Talha Rasheed. His other associate from Pakistan was JeM's divisional commander, said the police official.

Lance Naik Vikram Paul Singh was also killed during the gunfight, while a civilian suffered a bullet injury. The three killed militants body have also been recovered.

The recovery of M4 carbine from one of the gunned down terrorists at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir is yet another evidence of Pakistan's support to terror activities, Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday.

Amid pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans Waseem was laid to rest, they said.

The press conference was jointly addressed by the IGP JK Police, IG CRPF and General Officer Commanding (GOC) Victor Force.

"The US-made M4 carbine is used by a lot of armies part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".

"The recovery of the U.S. made carbine shows the complicity between JeM and Pakistan".

The GOC Victor Force, Major General B.S. Raju said that the security forces have recovered M4 carbine, a United States made weapon used by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces, from the gunfight site.

He added that there were reports that 10 such rifles were brought by militants who infiltrated from across the border recently.

Masood Azhar was released along with two others - Sheikh Omar and Mushtaq Zargar - in exchange for passengers of IC-814 Indian Airlines plane, which was hijacked and taken to Kandahar on December 31, 1999. Pakistan denies the allegations and says it is doing more than any other country in fighting militant groups. "It is pertinent to mention that this M4 carbine colt rifle was in the social media in the recent time". "It's like any other weapon; it's not hard to carry, and is just 10 cementres longer than the AK47", he said.

Security forces launched a search operation in Najwan forests of Ganderbal following information about presence of terrorist hideouts in the area, a police official said.

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