Two LeT terrorists eliminated in Kulgam encounter


Pak intruder killed along IB in Jammu


SRINAGAR/JAMMU: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT terrorists were killed on Monday in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Nowpora-Kherpora in the Trubji area of the district following information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
During the search operation, as the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. However in order to evacuate the civilians trapped around the encounter site, the joint team ensured the evacuation of all civilians to the safer places.
” In the ensuing encounter, two local terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Zubair Ahmad Mir resident of Qaimoh Kulgam and Idrees Ahmad Dar resident of Kulpora Kulgam’, a police spokesperson said.
As per police records, both the killed terrorists were categorized and involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police and Security Forces and civilian atrocities including killing of PRIs. The eliminated terrorist Zubair Ahmad Mir, active since August-2021, was trying to revive the terror folds by recruiting and motivating the gullible youth including terrorist Idrees Ahmad to join terror folds.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.
In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated.
Inspector General Police, Kashmir termed this operation an important as encounter site is very close to NHW (Yatra route) and LeT (TRF) has been issuing threats to Yatra.
Meanwhile, a Pakistani intruder was killed by BSF troops along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district early this morning, officials said.
A BSF spokesman said the area domination party noticed the intruder heading towards the border fence with an intention to cross over.
“Our party challenged him to stop but he paid no attention and continued his movement towards the fence”, he said.
BSF troops fired three rounds at the intruder, the spokesman said, adding his body was found close to the fence. The body was handed over to the police.