Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 3
Security forces today killed a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist hailing from Pakistan in an encounter in the Chandaji area of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir (Jamp;K).
Police officials said the security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation at the encounter site in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of terrorists there. They said the terrorists fired upon the security personnel, who retaliated and in the exchange of firing, one terrorist was killed.
The slain terrorist was later identified as Babar Ali who had managed to escape from the Shokbaba encounter site on July 24, the officials said, adding that the dead militant was a resident of Ugada district of Punjab in Pakistan and his body was retrieved from the site of the encounter. Three militants of the LeT, including Sharik Altaf, were killed in the Shokbaba encounter, but Ali had managed to escape from the site and was being continuously tracked thereafter, they said.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition, including an AK-rifle, two AK magazines, 40 AK rounds, a pouch, a wireless set and a medicine bag were recovered from the site of the encounter, the officials said.
Cop, civilian injured in firing by militants
A police constable and a civilian were injured on Tuesday as militants opened fire in Khanyar area of Srinagar city
The ultras had attacked a security forces’ party in the area. Further details about the assault are awaited, an official said