Two Lashkar terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora
File photo of Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir. (PTI photo)
Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, who had recently infiltrated into Kashmir, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district on Friday, police said.
A police official said the security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Berar in Aragam area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora following information about the presence of militants.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants opened fire on the security forces personnel, who retaliated.
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He said two terrorists were killed after the firing. The identity of the slain terrorists is being ascertained, the official said.
Earlier in the day, Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said that the two terrorists trapped in Berar were Pakistanis and belonged to Lashkar. He had recently infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir. They had managed to escape during an encounter in the Salinder forest area on Wednesday, they said.
The IGP said in a tweet that the terrorists were traced and trapped in Bandipora’s Berar on Friday.