Lahori, also known as Bihari, had been used by the JeM terror group for recruitment, a police official said.
SRINAGAR: Top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander Munna Lahori from Pakistan was killed on Saturday along with his local associate in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.
He was responsible for a series of civilian killings in Kashmir, they said. Lahori, also known as Bihari, had been used by the JeM terror group for recruitment, a police official said.
He was killed in the morning along with his local associate after a night-long operation following a tip-off, he added.
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants in Banday Mohalla in Bonbazar area of Shopian, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, the police official said.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire, leading to their killing, he said, adding that incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the gunfight.
Source - PTI