Srinagar (NVI) : Security forces in Kashmir today killed two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, including a Pakistani who was involved in the killing of two Municipal Councillors and a policeman.
“On a specific input provided by Kupwara police regarding presence of terrorists in Nathipora area of Sopore, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 22RR and CRPF in the said area,” a statement by the police said.
“During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given an opportunity to surrender, however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter,” it said.
In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of LeT outfit were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter, the police said.
They have been identified as a local terrorist Wasim Ahmed and a foreign terrorist Hamas alias Asrar alias Saria who was active since March 2018 in North Kashmir, the police said.
As per police records, both the killed terrorists were part of groups involved in several terror crimes including planning and executing of attacks on security establishments, it said.
“The killed terrorist Hamas was also the mastermind of Sopore terror incident along with terrorist Mudasir Pandit @Maaz dated 29/03/2021 in which two Municipal Councillors and a policeman got martyred,” police said.
An AK-47 rifle, 1 INSAS rifle & other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter, police said.