October 11, 2020 2:32:15 am
Four militants, together with no less than one Pakistani nationwide, have been killed in two separate gunfights with safety forces in south Kashmir over a 24-hour interval. Police mentioned one of many slain militants was the operational head of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The first encounter passed off in Kulgam district. Late on Friday, a joint staff of forces cordoned off Chingam village within the district after inputs concerning the presence of militants. As the joint staff have been zeroing in on the goal, militants opened fireplace.
Two militants have been killed within the retaliatory fireplace. Police have recognized the killed militants as Tariq Ahmad Mir of Zangalpora Divsar Kulgam and Sameer Bhai alias Usman, a Pakistani nationwide. Police mentioned the killed militants have been related to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and have been “a part of teams accountable for finishing up terrorist assaults”.
The second encounter occurred on Saturday afternoon. A joint staff of J&Ok Police, the Army and paramilitary forces cordoned off Pulwama’s Dadoora village after particular inputs concerning the presence of militants. As the joint staff of forces have been zeroing in on the goal, the trapped militants opened fireplace, triggering a gunfight.
“In the following encounter, 02 terrorists have been killed whereas the third one was arrested alive,” Police mentioned in an announcement. Police have recognized one of many slain militants as Zahid Nazir Bhat alias Zahid Tiger, a resident of Drubgam village in Pulwama. Police mentioned that the id of the second militant is being ascertained. “However, as per the dependable sources, he’s believed to be a Pakistani nationwide,” the assertion mentioned.
According to police, Zahid, who joined the militant ranks in 2017, was the LeT operational commander. They mentioned the slain militants had a “historical past of terror crime information” and have been concerned in “planning and executing a number of terror assaults on safety institutions”.
The militant arrested from the encounter website was recognized as Firdous Ahmad Tak, a resident of Dhara Posta Doda in Jammu area. Police mentioned they recovered weapons from his possession.
The police haven’t handed over the our bodies of the slain militants to their households, citing the Covid-19 pandemic. “Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic and to make sure the protection of individuals from inherent danger of contracting the an infection, the lifeless our bodies of the killed terrorists shall be despatched to Handwara for burial after completion of all medico-legal formalities,” police mentioned.
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