Two LeT Militants, Including Foreign Ultra, Killed in Encounter in J&K
The terrorists were involved in several terror crime cases and civilian atrocities, and played a key role in number of recent killings in Srinagar city.
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including a foreign ultra, were killed in a brief "chance" encounter in Rangreth area of the city on Monday, police said. Giving details, a police spokesperson said that based on a specific input regarding the movement of terrorists in the general area of Rangreth, surprise 'naka' checking points were established tactically by police in the area. "During checking at one such naka manned by a small team of Srinagar Police, two suspected people, on noticing the police party, fired indiscriminately upon them. However, the fire was effectively retaliated, leading to a brief encounter in which two terrorists were neutralised on (the) spot," he said. The spokesperson identified one of the ultras as Aadil Ahmad Wani, a resident of Daramdoora Shopian who was "a Pakistan-trained 'A' category terrorist".
"Another killed terrorist as per credible sources is a foreign terrorist yet the same is being further ascertained. Both the slain terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT," he said. According to police records, the spokesperson said that the terrorists were involved in several terror crime cases and civilian atrocities, and played a key role in number of recent killings in Srinagar city.
"On March last year, Wani, along with his associates, fired upon police party post Warpora Sopore in which a police personnel Wajahat Asadullah was martyred and a civilian Shaban Wagay was killed. "Besides, the slain terrorist was also involved in several grenade attacks on police or security forces establishments, including a grenade attack at the Sopore bus stand in which 19 civilians were injured, a grenade attack at Police Post Bus Stand Sopore in which two police personnel were injured, he said. Arms and ammunition, including two AK rifles, and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter and they have all been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes, the spokesman said.