Pulwama encounter a setback for JeM

28 December, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Katrina Soto
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A top Jais-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old, militant, Noor Mohammad Tantray, was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Karnbal - Samboora, in Pulwama district. "At least three more terrorists including two Pakistani are trapped in the area with encounter still on", said sources.

He was also believed to have masterminded an attack on a Border Security Force camp near Srinagar airport in October.

The body of Tantray, who was four feet two inches tall, was recovered along with one weapon this morning from the rubbles of the house where the terrorists were hiding.

Adding to the details, Shesh Paul Vaid, the Director General of Police, also hinted on an attack which was being planned by Tantray and his associates on a convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway.

Besides Uri attack, Chota Noora was allegedly involved in a grenade attack on a minister's cavalcade in Tral, in September this year. There was input about the presence of 2/3 militants near NHW planning to attack a convoy.

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Noor Mohammad Tantray was Hailing from Tral area of south Kashmir, Tantray's death is seen as a blow to the terror group as he was the key man in reviving the JeM in the south and central Kashmir.

"No one would suspect him to be a terrorist and that is why Jaish recruited him as an over-ground worker", a senior police officer told the Indian broadcaster NDTV citing his height.

Tantray alias Noor Trali was during a cordon and search operation in Samboora village of Pampore in Pulwama district, yesterday. Noor was later sentenced to life imprisonment by POTA court in 2011.

Local media said that Tantray had become "a headache" for police after he jumped parole and took control of JeM south and central Kashmir.

Afting jumping the parole, he joined JeM and has been a major perpetrator in several attacks on the forces in Kashmir.


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