Top JeM commander killed in encounter with security forces in Kupwara

A top self-styled commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of Kashmir, police said today.

"Qari Yasir, top most Jaish commander, was gunned down by police with the assistance of army at village Garewad in Lolab area of Kupwara this morning," a police spokesman said. Further details of the incident are awaited, he added.

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