Sham Sofi, a top Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) commander was killed by the security forces during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, the police sources confirmed.
The security forces launched a search and cordon operation in the Tral area of Avantipura, in South Kashmir's Pulwama district where an encounter broke out between security forces and militants and a top Jaish commander was gunned down by security personnel.
"Top JeM Commander #terrorist Sham Sofi killed in Tral #Encounter," the IGP Vijay Kumar said on Kashmir Zone Police's Twitter handle.
Earlier on Tuesday, five terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) were killed in anti-terrorist operations at Tulran and Feeripora villages in the Shopian district.
Further details are awaited.
(with inputs from soucrces)