Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said the militant killed in a gunfight with the security forces in a gunfight in Nowgam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district was affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit.
A police spokesman on Twitter said the slain militant has been identified as a foreigner, namely Zarar. He said the slain was affiliated with JeM outfit.
“#Budgam #encounter update: From the #incriminating materials recovered, the killed #terrorist has been identified as #foreigner from #Pakistan namely #Zarar who was affiliated with #proscribed #terroroutfit #JeM. Arms & ammunition recovered. Case registered,” police said on Twitter.
The gunfight broke out shortly before dawn after the forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gund Checkpora area of Nowgam.