Lashkar’s IED expert from Pak killed in Anantnag encounter: J&K Police

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir police today said that the terrorist killed in an encounter at Larnoo area of Anantnag district of south Kashmir has been identified as Lashkar-e-Toiba’s IED expert from Pakistan.

In a statement, the J&K police spokesman said that based on a specific input regarding presence of terrorist in Larnoo area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by the police, 19RR and 164Bn CRPF in the area.

“During the search operation, as the presence of the terrorist was ascertained, he was given the opportunity to surrender, however he fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated, leading to an encounter,” the statement said.

It said that in the ensuing encounter, one foreign terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter.

“He has been identified as Nasir alias Shakeel Saab alias Shak Bhai, A category terrorist and an IED expert affiliated with LeT outfit,” the statement added.

“Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other crimes,” the statement read.

“In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Larnoo and investigation has been initiated,” the statement further added.

“People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any,” J&K police said.

-CHK