Top Lashkar Terrorist Among 3 Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir

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Top Lashkar Terrorist Among 3 Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir

Police said the encounter took place in Gund Brath area of Sopore in north Kashmir. (Representational)

Srinagar:

Three terrorists, including a top commander of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore, the police said.

Mudasir Pandit, was among three terrorists killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday.

Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said the encounter took place in Gund Brath area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district.

The encounter had started late on Sunday night as the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following information about presence of at least three terrorists, including Pandit, in the area.

“Top LeT #terrorist Mudasir Pandit who was involved in #killing of 03 policemen, 02 councillors & 02 civilians recently and other several #terror crimes got killed in Sopore #encounter,” the IGP tweeted.

Pandit was wanted by security forces in many cases, including the killing of two BJP councillors and a policeman during a meeting in Sopore in March this year.

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