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Pulwama encounter: 2 LeT militants killed
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants killed whereas one surrendered earlier than safety forces on Friday throughout an encounter within the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Within the in a single day encounter, a civilian additionally misplaced his life. A joint cordon and search operation was launched by Awantipora Police, 50 RR, and 110 Bn CRPF following details about the presence of terrorists within the Lalpora Chatlam space of Pampore, Awantipora.
Throughout the search operation, the militants fired indiscriminately, leading to accidents to 2 civilians, and managed to flee from the hiding spot, he mentioned.
Within the first occasion, each the injured civilians have been instantly rescued and shifted to a hospital. Nevertheless, one of many injured, recognized as Abid Ahmad Mir, a resident of Meej Pampore, succumbed to accidents, whereas because the situation of different is acknowledged to be steady, the spokesman mentioned.
He mentioned the safety forces continued with the search operation and once more tracked the militants.
They got the chance to give up, the spokesman mentioned, including, nevertheless, they once more fired indiscriminately upon the joint search celebration of the forces, which was retaliated resulting in an encounter.
On account of darkness, the operation was suspended and the entire space was put underneath strict cordon, he mentioned.
The spokesman mentioned the operation was resumed within the early hours of Friday, and within the ensuing encounter, one of many trapped militants was killed.
Nevertheless, the chance to give up was but once more supplied to the opposite trapped militants, because of which one of many trapped terrorists of LeT outfit laid down his arms and surrendered in an injured situation earlier than the forces throughout the dwell encounter and was subsequently shifted to a hospital, he mentioned.
The surrendered militant has been recognized as Khawar Sultan Mir, a resident of Drangbal space of Pampore, he added.
The spokesman mentioned the operation went on as one other militant continued firing on the forces and was killed within the afternoon.
The our bodies of each the killed militants have been retrieved from the location of the encounter and as per dependable sources, they have been Pakistani nationals, he mentioned, including all of the three have been affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT.
Incriminating materials, together with arms and ammunition, recovered from the location of the encounter have been taken into case data for additional investigation and to probe the militants’ complicity in different terror crimes, he mentioned.
The spokesman mentioned Inspector Normal of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar has congratulated the joint staff of police and safety forces for displaying utmost persistence and exhibiting professionalism, which resulted in saving the lifetime of an area “misguided youth”.
The IGP Kashmir additional added that the native “misguided youth” are all the time welcomed to return to the mainstream.
This 12 months has been profitable as lots of them are returning and the IGPP has reiterated his attraction to them to shun the trail of violence, the spokesman mentioned.
(With PTI inputs)
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