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JeM says Masood Azhar's nephew among slain militants in Tral

IANS Srinagar
Updated: 30-10-2018 23:04 IST
Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant outfit said on Tuesday that Pakistan-based Masood Azhar's nephew was one among the two militants killed by security forces in Tral area today.

While the police said the exact identity of the two slain militants was being ascertained, the JeM in a statement mailed to the local GNS news agency said a slain militant was the nephew of JeM's Pakistan-based chief Masood Azhar.

JeM has identified the slain militant as Muhammad Usman while the second slain militant has been identified as a local, Showkat Ahmad.

Masood Azhar was exchanged with the hostage passengers of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 which was hijacked from Kathmandu to Kandahar in Afghanistan in December 1999.

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