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Jammu and Kashmir: Jaish-e-Mohammad's top commander Fayaz Panzoo, associate killed in Anantnag encounter 

File photo. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 30, 2019, 10.16 PM (IST)

A top Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander Fayaz Panzoo, involved in the attack on June 12 attack that left 5 CRPF troopers dead, was killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, police said.

Station House Officer Arshad Khan was seriously injured in the attack and later succumbed to injuries.

"Another top Commander of Jaish Fayaz Panzoo killed along with his associate. He was involved in the attack on CRPF at Anantnag town on June 12, 2019, in which 5 CRPF Personnel were killed & SHO Arshad Khan was seriously injured who later succumbed to injuries," the state police said on Twitter.

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This comes days after two JeM terrorists including one Pakistani were eliminated in a gunfight with security forces at the Bonbazar area of Shopian.

On Monday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a JeM terrorist in a case related to a conspiracy by the outfit`s leadership to strengthen its base to carry out terrorist acts in India.

(With inputs from ANI)