J&K: 3 LeT terrorists, including one involved in killing Kashmiri Pandit, neutralised in Shopian

According to police, Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Lateef Ahmed Lone was involved in the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit, Purana Krishna Bhat

SRINAGAR | Updated: 20 December, 2022 4:55 pm IST
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Three terrorists were killed in an encounter in the Munjh Marg area of the Shopian district in South Kashmir on Tuesday morning.

Among them is a terrorist who is involved in the killing of a Kashmiri pandit in the same district, Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, told The New Indian.

The terrorists are affiliated with the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), police said.

The gunfight raged after joint parties of police, army and paramilitary forces cordoned off the area following information about the movement of terrorists in the area.

During the exchange of fire, three terrorists were killed. All the terrorists were locals from Kashmir.

ADGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that among the 3 terrorists two have been identified as Lateef Ahmed Lone of Shopian who was involved in the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit Purana Krishna Bhat, and Umer Nazir of Anantnag, involved in the killing of Till Bahadur Thapa of Nepal.

He said that an AK-47 rifle and two pistols had been recovered from the site of the encounter.

This encounter raged after a gap of over a month. Last time it was on November 20, when a terrorist associate, Sajad Tantray of Kulgam, involved in the attack on migrant workers, was killed in terrorist firing when he was with them to identify a militant hideout in the Chek Dudo Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.


(This is a developing story)

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