Masood Azhar's nephew, top JeM terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter

Security forces confirm Masood Azhar's nephew killed in Pulwama encounter: Munir Khan says M4 rifle proves JeM-Pakistan link

He said the army soldier succumbed later while as the injured civilian was evacuated and shifted to the hospital. "Our focus is to eradicate terrorism; it doesn't matter if he is Masood Azhar's nephew or anyone else", he said. "It is also being used by special forces of Pakistan army".

Speaking to India Blooms, a police official said, "The bodies of all the three militants were recovered along with two AK-47 rifles and a pistol".

According to a report in The Indian Express, Abu Musaib was Lashkar's divisional commander when he was killed in an encounter in Hajin in January this year.

Waseem and his two acomplices Talha and Mehmood were killed in a gunfight at Aglar village of the district on Monday evening.

One terrorist killed is identified as Talha Rasheed, a nephew of Masood Azhar.

US-made weapon and being used by lot of armies in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Khan said the operation was carried out in Aglar Kandi following the credible leads leading to the killing of three JeM militants.

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"We have reason to believe that this weapon was given by Pakistan army to Jaish militants".

Meanwhile, Army chief Bipin Rawat said Jaish's acknowledgement is proof of terror emanating from Pakistan.

The picture of a militant with the US-made weapon had gone viral on social media last week.

Raju said this was not the only M4 rifle functional in the region, and that there could be 5-10 such weapons brought in by infiltrating militants.

"The matter will have to be taken thorough different channels, with concerned embassies", he said.

Indian forces surrounded a home in the southern town of Pulwama late on Monday after being tipped off about the presence of senior commanders from the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group.

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