Pak LeT terrorist killed in Poonch encounter


Guwahati: The security forces today gunned down a top Pakistani terrorist belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Poonch district of J&K. Officials said a search operation was underway to track down another terrorist in the area.

The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area after receiving inputs about the presence of armed terrorists there. The operation turned into an encounter after they opened fire on the forces.

A joint team of the Army, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and the J&K Police personnel reportedly launched an operation following inputs about the presence of terrorists in the Behramgala area.

In the early hours today, a terrorist tried to escape while firing at the security personnel. The troops retaliated and a gunfight ensued in which a terrorist was killed.

“One AK-47 rifle, four magazines, one grenade, some pouches and Indian currency were seized from the terrorist, who was later identified as Abu Zarara of Pakistan,” a senior J&K Police official said.

“Joint efforts of the Army, CAPFs and the J&K Police continue to show positive results in the Rajouri-Poonch region due to unwavering support of locals,” the officials said.