LeT mil­i­tant killed in en­counter

Sunday Express - - INDIA - FAYAZ WANI

A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) mil­i­tant was killed and an­other sus­pected mil­i­tant was in­jured in the gun­fight with se­cu­rity forces in Pul­wama dis­trict of Jammu and Kash­mir (J&K) on Satur­day while a po­lice­man was shot dead by mil­i­tants in the So­pore area of north Kash­mir’s Bara­mulla dis­trict on Fri­day night.

A po­lice of­fi­cial said act­ing on spe­cific in­for­ma­tion, the po­lice, the Cen­tral Re­serve Po­lice Force (CRPF) and the Army launched a joint search op­er­a­tion in the Baba­gund area of Pul­wama dis­trict in south Kash­mir in the early hours of Satur­day.

He said mil­i­tants who were hid­ing in a house in the area, fired on the team.

“The fire was re­turned by the troops, trig­ger­ing an en­counter. In the en­su­ing gun­fight, a Lashkar mil­i­tant Shabir Ah­mad Dar was killed,” the of­fi­cial said.

Sources in the se­cu­rity forces said the in­jured per­son, iden­ti­fied as Showkat Ah­mad, was taken to a Sri­na­gar hospi­tal by lo­cals where he is cur­rently un­der treat­ment.

“Po­lice is as­cer­tain­ing his iden­tity and other re­lated facts of the in­ci­dent,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer, adding, “We will be de­tain­ing the per­son, if he is found to be a mil­i­tant...”

An­other of­fi­cer said one more mil­i­tant, iden­ti­fied as Zahoor Ah­mad Thokar, an army de­serter, man­aged to es­cape dur­ing the gun­fight.

On the other hand, mil­i­tants shot and killed po­lice­man Javed Ahmed Lone in­side his house in So­pore in north Kash­mir’s Bara­mulla dis­trict on Fri­day night.

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