In major crackdown on terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, one Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Bandipore district.
Bandipore Encounter– In major crackdown on terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, one Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Bandipore district. The incident took place in the wee hours of Thursday. In a joint operation state police and security forces manged to neutralize the LeT commander Abu Musa, according to ANI report. On specific intelligence input about presence of militants in Hajin area of Bandipora, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said. He said during the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed. A police constable was also injured in the gunfight, the official said, adding he has been referred to a hospital here. According to media reports, the slain terrorist was the nephew of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
Some miscreants pelted stones on the security forces near the encounter site. This came days after three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district.
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In a similar incident on January 6, Al-Badr terrorist Muzaffar Ahmed was killed in an encounter with Army and the Police in Machu area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir.
(With ANI inputs)