LeT terrorist killed in encounter in J-K’s Shopian


A policeman was killed in the line of duty and a CRPF personnel was injured Sunday when militants attacked a security forces team in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. “Terrorists fired upon a joint Naka party of CRPF & Police at Pinglana, Pulwama. In this terror attack, 01 Police personnel got martyred & 01 CRPF personnel got injured,” Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet.

The police said reinforcements had been sent, and area was being cordoned off.  

In another incident on the same day, a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district, police said. The terrorist was identified as Naseer Ahmad Bhat of the Nowpora area of Shopian, they said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Baskuchan area of the south Kashmir district after receiving specific input about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the terrorists fired at them.

The forces retaliated and an encounter ensued in which a local LeT terrorist was killed, the official said.

Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the slain terrorist was involved in several terror crimes and had recently escaped an encounter site.