JeM commander Mudasir Khan killed in Tral gunfight, body handed over to family

The family of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander Mudasir Khan has identified his body as one of the two militants killed in Tral gunfight, police said on Monday as it awaited forensic reports.
JeM commander Mudasir Khan killed in Tral gunfight, body handed over to family
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Two militants were killed in the Sunday gunfight with forcesin Jammu and Kashmir's Pinglish village in Pulwama district.

The family of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander Mudasir Khanhas identified his body as one of the two militants killed in Tral gunfight,police said on Monday as it awaited forensic reports.

"One of the two slain militants has been identified asMudasir Khan, alias Mohammad Bhai, JeM commander believed to have mastermindedthe February 14 Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed," anofficer said.

The two were killed in the Sunday gunfight with forces inJammu and Kashmir's Pinglish village in Pulwama district.

"The second militant also belongs to the JeM, however, hisexact identity is yet to be ascertained," the officer added. "DNAtests will be carried out as the bodies have been charred."

It is the JeM commander's family which came forward andidentified him, the police officer said.

The house in which the militants were hiding was completelydestroyed in the operation by the forces.

The army said three militants were killed. The police has sofar, though, recovered only two bodies.

The JeM had claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Pulwama on February 14 that left 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers dead in the worst ever attack since militancy began in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989.

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