LeT terrorist killed in Bandipora
Another operation going on at Ananatnag
Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist, who was a part of newly infiltrated militant group, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Srinder forest area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday even as another gunfight is raging in south Kashmir.
A senior police officer said that the first encounter broke out this afternoon after the army’s 14RR and SOG of J&K police cordoned the Srinder forest belt of Bandipora district on a specific tip-off about the presence of terrorists there.
As the security forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight in which one Lashkar operative was killed while the search for other two others was in progress.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition, including an AK-rifle, three AK magazines were recovered from the site of the encounter, the officer said.
Kashmir Police Zone while quoting Inspector General of police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar informed that one terrorist has been killed. 01 AK rifle, 03 magazines recovered. He said that the killed terrorist was a part of newly infiltrated militant group.
Earlier, today security forces in the district have been put on a high alert following reports of fresh infiltration in the Valley from across the Line of Control.
Another official said that there are reports of fresh infiltration into Kashmir from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) recently following which security forces including army and police are on patrolling as the alert has been sounded across the district.
Barely half-an-hour after the Bandipora gunfight, another one began at Marhama village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag where a joint team of forces cordoned off the area following inputs about the presence of terrorists.
“As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight,” the officials said, adding that two terrorists are likely to be trapped in the village. However, as of now no terrorist was killed in the operation which is going on. (KNO)