Srinagar : Four terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba, involved in killings of Kashmir attack have been shot dead. They were involved in recent killings of migrant workers. Police is saying that they were involved in the killings.
While two militants and a soldier, Sepoy Karanveer Singh, were killed in the Shopian gunfight, two militants were killed in Kulgam district. Three other soldiers were injured in the Shopian gunfight, police said.
Police said that while the militants killed in Shopian were responsible for the October 16 killing of a carpenter from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, the two militants killed in Kulgam were behind the October 17 killing of two labourers from Bihar.
The first encounter erupted after the army launched an anti-terrorist operation at Dragad village of Shopian district this morning. “One of the killed terrorists Adil Ahmad Wani was involved into the killing of migrant worker Sageer Ahmad in Pulwama on Sunday,” a police spokesman said.
Hours later, security forces launched another operation in Kulgam district after they received a specific information about presence of two terrorists of LeT. The terrorists turned down the repeated surrender appeals and eventually both the terrorists were killed in the operation, according to a defence spokesman.
“We signalled one of the vehicles to stop. However, its occupants resorted to indiscriminate firing,” police said, adding two terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing.
Police have identified the militants as Gulzar Ahmad Reshi, district commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, and Imran Wani. Police said the militants were behind the killing of Raja Reshi and Joginder Reshi, two labourers from Bihar, at Wanpoh Kulgam on October 17.
Kashmir has witnessed a spate of targeted civilian killings that has triggered an exodus of migrant labourers who are queuing up outside bus and train stations to return home.
11 civilians have been killed by terrorists this month in targeted attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. Of the 11, five were from other states. This indicates that the terrorists want to drive people from other states out of Kashmir, an official said.
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