Three LeT Militants Killed In An Encounter In Anantnag, Left One J&K Police Martyred

 Srinagar: Three terroists after being identified belonging to the proscribed terro outfit LeT were killed in an encounter at Vailoo, Kokernag area of Anantnag on Tuesday. 

In that attack, J&K Police cop Rameez Raja was martyred said the Kashmir Zone Police

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Police in a statement said that Anantnag Police while acting on specific input regarding presence of three terrorists in a residential house at village Sheikhpora, Vailoo area of Kokernag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, Army's 19 RR and CRPF.

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.

According to IANS, the joint teams also rescued the civilians trapped in the gunfire and halted the operation for a while to ensure safety and safe evacuation of people from the area of gunfight.

After ensuring all the civilians are safe, the operation was resumed and all the terrorists were eliminated in the ensuing encounter. 

Bodies of the killed terrorists were retrieved from the site of encounter and they 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.

One of the terrorists killed was Ubaid Shafi who known to be involved in Aari Bagh terror attack which was carried out by LeT on the house of a BJP leader on 1st April. "It is pertinent to mention that 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," police said accordIng to IANS.

Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. Arms and ammunition including one AK-47 rifle, two pistols and incriminating materials have also been recovered from the site of encounter.

"All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes," police said.



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