J&K: Top Lashkar commander among 2 terrorists killed; one held in Pulwama

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): In an encounter that broke today afternoon in Dadoora area of Kangan in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, a top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander and a foreign terrorist was killed while one terrorist was arrested alive, Jammu and Kashmir police said .

Police said that the top commander Zahid Rashid Bhat alias Zahid Tiger was among the two terrorists, who were killed while one was arrested in an encounter in Dadoora, Kangan area of Pulwama. “Killing of Zahid was a big success for the police and security forces,” police said.

Police further said that another slain terrorist was identified as Adnan Bhai of Pakistan.

The third terrorist captured alive was identified as Firdous Ahmed, who had recently joined militancy. Firdous is a resident of Doda district of Jammu.

IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, felicitated the police and security forces for arresting Firdous alive.

Police said that slain LeT commander Zahid was active since 2018. He is the cousin brother of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sameer Tiger, who was killed in April 2018 in a fierce gun-battle at Drabgam area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Pertinently, four terrorists were killed today in two separate encounters at south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Kulgam districts.

-CHK