Jaish pays tributes to slain operational chief Noor Muhammad
Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) on Tuesday paid tributes to operational chief Noor Muhammad alias Noor Trali who was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Samboora village of Pampore today.
GNS news agency, quoting a JeM spokesperson Mohammad Hassan Shah, reported that two militants, identified as Noor Muhammad Tantray of Tral (Pulwama) and a "guest militant" Arsalaan.
"Indian Army's 50 RR and police task force Awantipora laid a siege of Samboora village at 11pm on Monday which led to a gunfight with Jaish-e-Muhammad resulting in martyrdom of two mujahideen," the militant outfit said, according to the agency.
JeM said Noor Muhammad Tantray was its Operational Chief who had joined the outfit in year 2000.
"He (Tantray) was arrested in 2003 and was languishing in various Indian jails for 12 years. His escaping from prison in 2015 was a big blow to Indian forces as he reorganised and strengthened the outfit," said the spokesman.
"Indian forces made every possible effort to re-arrest Noor Muhammad but failed. Today, Moulana Noor sahib achieved martyrdom while giving a tough fight to Indian forces."