Top LeT commander among 2 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter
File photo of security forces at the scene of an encounter with terrorists in Shopian district of south Kashmir, on April 19, 2021.Nissar Malik/IANS

Top LeT commander among 2 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar, July 19, 2021

A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist commander was among two terrorists killed during an encounter between terrorists and security forces at Check Sadiq area in South Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said on Monday.

"Top commander of proscribed terror outfit LeT Ishfaq Dar alias Abu Akram who was active since 2017 neutralised," police said.

Earlier, a firefight between terrorists and security forces took place on Sunday evening after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar has congratulated the police and security forces for carrying out the operation.

IANS

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