A top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad was gunned down by the Indian Army in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday. Inspector general of police, Kashmir range, Muneer Khan confirmed the killing of Jaish-e-Mohammad operational chief of Kashmir, Khalid.
“Khalid was behind several Fidayeen attacks on security forces in the region,” added Khan.
Another Jammu and Kashmir police officer not willing to be named said Khalid alias Khalid Bhai was a Pakistani national.
“He had infiltrated to India between July and August this year. Khalid was categorised in A++ list of Militants — most wanted,” added the officer.
Another senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer said, "Pakistani militant Jaish Khalid was gunned down by the Indian Army during a fierce battle near Ladoora village, around 60 kilometers from Srinagar."
Khalid was the operation commander of JeM in north Kashmir.
The officer added, “Khalid along with other militants opened fired at army team patrolling near Baramulla-Handwara highway. Taking position security forces immediately retaliated.”
“Khalid was injured during the retaliation firing. The operational chief escaped from the encounter site and took shelter in a building at Ladoora village,” he added.
According to the officer, security forces cornered injured Khalid and asked him to surrender but he opened fire.
“Security forces retaliated to Khalid’s firing in which he was killed,” said the police officer.