Three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir
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A joint team of security forces on Tuesday eliminated three more local terrorists belonging to the pro-Pakistan Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) terrorist outfit in
the Kokernag area of Anantnag district. So far eight terrorists have been eliminated in three different encounters since May 1.
On May 4, two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists including a foreign terrorist were eliminated in Nathipora area of Sopore in Baramulla district while three local terrorists of Al-Badr terror outfit were gunned down in Kanigam area of Shopian on May 6.
According to a police spokesman, “the operation was launched in the wee hours around 4.00 a.m on the receipt of information about the presence of terrorists in one of the houses in Village Shiekhpora,Vailoo area of Kokernag”.
“During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given an opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter”.
The police spokesman said, “the joint teams also rescued all the civilians trapped in the gunfire and halted the operation for the time to ensure safety and safe evacuation of people from the area of gunfight”.
After rescuing all the civilians from the area, the operation was resumed and all the terrorists were eliminated in the ensuing encounter.
According to a police spokesman the slain terrorists have been identified as Ilyas Ahmad Dar alias Sameer resident of Danwathpora Kokernag, Ubaid Shafi alias Abdullah resident of Batamaloo Srinagar and Aqib Ahmad Lone alias Sahil resident of Khandaypora Kulgam.
According to police records, “terrorist Ubaid Shafi was part of the terrorist group involved in carrying out the terrorist attack at Aaribagh area of Nowgam Srinagar on 01/04/2021 in which one Constable Rameez Ahmad attained martyrdom”.
Arms & ammunition including 01 AK-47 rifle, 02 pistols and incriminating materials have also been recovered from the site of encounter.
Source: Daily Pioneer