A nephew of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar was killed on Tuesday after a fierce encounter at Tral in South Kashmir, police said.
The security forces on Tuesday recovered two bodies from the encounter site in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district. One of the killed militant in the encounter was Jaish chief's nephew, Usman Haider.
A M-4 Carbine, used for carrying out sniper attacks on security forces, was also seized from the encounter site, officials said.
The body of one more terrorist was expected to be retrieved from the rubble, the police said.
The intelligence inputs as well as the material seized from the encounter site showed that the terrorists belonged to JeM, they added.
The police had not officially identified the bodies, but officers speaking on the condition of anonymity said Haider was among those killed in the encounter.
A statement and video purportedly shared by Jaish-e-Mohammed on social media identified one of the killed terrorists as Haider.
It also claimed that he was heading sniper attacks in Kashmir for quite sometime.
The security forces also recovered M-4 Carbine rifle from the encounter site which was used by the group to carry out sniper attacks on security forces, they said.
Last week, an Army jawan and a Seema Shashtra Bal personnel were killed in the sniper attacks in Tral area.
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