Two LeT terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Sopore, says IGP Kashmir

Sopore encounter

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Srinagar: Two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed during the Sopore encounter, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Friday.

Kumar further stated that one of the slain terrorists, Fayaz War was involved in several attacks and the killings of civilians and security forces personnel. “He was the last perpetrator of violence in north Kashmir,” ANI quoted the IGP Kashmir as saying.

Police have also seized incriminating materials including arms and ammunition, the Kashmir Zone Police said.

According to police, a top terrorist commander along with an associate was trapped in a house in Warpora village where the police and security forces were engaged in the encounter.

The operation was launched on Thursday evening on specific police input at Warpora in Sopore. The search operation is underway, police said.

2 LeM terrorists arrested from Bihar, Jammu

Earlier on Thursday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested two terrorists relating to a conspiracy hatched by the members of the Lashker-e-Mustafa (LeM) outfit, an offshoot of proscribed terrorists organization Jaish-e-Mohammed, to carry out terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the NIA, the accused have been identified as Md Arman Ali (20) and Mohd Ehsanullah (23), they were arrested from Bihar and Jammu respectively. 

“Ali was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Bihar’s Saran and was taken on transit remand to produce him before the NIA Special Court in Jammu,” the NIA said.


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