Shopian: In an encounter in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, at three Lashkar-e-Taliba (LeT) terrorist were killed by the Resistance Front (TRF).
The police informed that incriminating arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession.
“#ShopianEncounterUpdate: 03 terrorists of LeT (TRF) killed. Identification being ascertained. #Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered. Search going on. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted from its official Twitter handle.
The encounter started at Tulran, Imamsahab area of Shopian on Monday.
One of three Lashkar-e-Taiba- The Resistance Force terrorists killed in the encounter in Shopian is from Ganderbal district, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
“One terrorist has been identified as Mukhtar Shah of Ganderbal. He had shifted to Shopian after killing one street hawker Virendra Paswan of Bihar,” Mr Kumar said.
Yesterday two terrorist were killed in different encounters in Jammu and Kashmir one in Bandipora and another in Anantnag.
Search operations are underway in the Bandipora area. The terrorist was identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar and is said to have been affiliated with terror outfit LeT (Lashkar- e-Taiba). He was also involved in the recent targeted killings of civilians, according to police.
In Anantnag one police personnel was injured during an encounter in the Verinag area. One terrorist was also killed. A pistol and a hand grenade were recovered from the spot.
Elimination of ‘anti-social elements’ on Sunday
In response to the recent targeted terror attacks on minorities in the Union Territory, the security forces have taken a strong stance by launching a massive crackdown against the ‘anti-social elements’ in Jammu and Kashmir.
Approximately 70 youths have been detained in Srinagar after the Kashmir Valley witnessed seven civilian killings in a week. In all, 570 people have been detained across Kashmir. The police is questioning several stone pelters and other anti-social elements after detaining them.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at 15 locations in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its strategy on a crackdown against terror-related activities. The Centre has also dispatched a top official of the Intelligence Bureau to Srinagar to coordinate operations against terrorists.
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