Top Jaish commander Noor Trali killed in Samboora gunfight

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Srinagar: According to the army, Divisional Commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit Noor Mohammad Tantray aka Noor Trali was killed in an overnight gunfight with armed forces in Samboora village of Pulwama district.

The forces say, Noor Trali, was the Divisional commander of JeM outfit in South Kashmir. 47-year-old Trali, a resident of Tral was described as “new security headache” for forces in Kashmir. Trali, only three feet tall was reported to be behind the recent attacks by JeM in Kashmir.

According to officials, searches are still going on in the area. Meanwhile, internet services are suspended in Pulwama district

Director General of police SP Vaid said that the slain militant along with his associates were planning to attack a convoy on Srinagar-Jammu highway.

“Encounter going on since last evening in Awantipura district. There was input about presence of 2/3 militants near NHW planning to attack convoy. One dead body of militant recovered so far, search for others going on”, DGP tweeted.

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