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Two LeT terrorists killed in Shopian encounter

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Srinagar: Two terrorists of the proscribed Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday, police said.

The encounter broke out in the early hours of Tuesday after security forces launched an anti-militancy operation following information about the presence of ultras in the district’s Alshipora area, they said.

“Two terrorists killed. Search going on. Further details shall follow,” the Kashmir Zone Police said in a post on X.

The police claimed one of the slain Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) ultras was involved in the killing of bank guard Sanjay Sharma earlier this year.

“Killed terrorists have been identified as Morifat Maqbool and Jazim Farooq alias Abrar of terror outfit LeT. Terrorist Abrar was involved in the killing of Kashmiri Pandit late Sanjay Sharma,” Additional Director General of Police (Kashmir Zone) Vijay Kumar said in a post on X.

As per the police records, both the killed terrorists were categorized terrorists and involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police/SFs and civilian atrocities. Pertinent to mention here that the killed terrorist Jazim Farooq @Abrar was involved in case FIR No. 14/2023 under section 302, 307 IPC, 7/27Arms Act, 16, 18, 20 UAP Act of Police Station Litter pertaining to the killing of Kashmiri Pandit Sanjay Sharma, a police spokesman said in a statement later.

Terrorist Marifat Maqbool was involved in case FIR No 202/2022 under section 20, 38 ULA(P) Act of Police Station Shopian, Case FIR No. 250/2022 under section 307 IPC, 7/27 IA Act, 16, 20, 38 ULA (P) Act. It is pertinent to mention that another terrorist, Aqib Bhat of Malangpora Pulwama involved in killing of Late Sanjay Sharma was already killed in Padgampora encounter in the month of February 2023, it added.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation, the statement said.

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