Kashmir: Two LeT (Lashker-e-Toiba) militants have been killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, the officials said.
Kashmir: IGP Vijay Kumar said: ‘Srinagar police neutralised dreaded terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT Salim Parray’. Parray, according to security forces was a ‘dreaded terrorist’.
The deceased Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists have been identified as Sajad Ahmad Chak of Braripora in Shopian and Raja Basit Yaqoob of Achan Litter in Pulwama, Police said.
A recent report by US Department of State has highlighted that terrorists targeting India continue to operate from Pakistani territory. It further highlighted that Pakistan did not take coercive steps to stop UN-designated terrorists like Masood Azhar.
A search operation launched by the security forces took shape of an encounter after the militants opened fire at the security forces who retaliated.
Lashker-e-Toiba commander Umar Mushtaq Khanday involved in the killing of two policemen in Srinagar, earlier this year is trapped in Pampore encounter, police said.
The arrested persons were identified as Abid Mushtaq, Aadil Jamal Bhat and Danish Rasool Bhat, all residents of Tral area in Pulwama district, an official said.
Ali Babar Patra was nabbed by the Army during a live encounter in the Uri sector on September 26, when he asked for his life to be spared. Another Pakistani infiltrator was killed in the nine-day operation that began on September 18.
According to latest Congressional Research Service report, among the foreign terror groups in Pakistan, five groups including LeT and Jaish are India centric.
The Security Council resolution has underlined that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists, or to plan or to finance terrorist acts.
The defence minister said the government is leaving no stone unturned to develop a strong and powerful military and a self-reliant defence industry.
One of the slain militants was Ishfaq Dar alias Abu Akram, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander who was behind a number of attacks and killings of security personnel as well as civilians in J&K.
Two militants were killed early on in the encounter that took place in Kulgam while a third militant managed to engage security forces for hours before being killed.
The LeT commander disclosed the location where he had kept his AK-47 rifle in Maloora locality.
Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said the encounter took place in Gund Brath area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district.
The case, registered in July 2016, pertains to a larger conspiracy hatched by the LeT, a proscribed terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, to commit terror attacks in India
Security forces launched the operation in village Tangdoona of Kulgam district in the early hours following information about presence of militants there, the officials said.
J-K BJP spokesperson Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo has sought the intervention of the commission for direction to authorities to provide security to all sarpanches in Jammu and Kashmir.
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