Jammu and Kashmir: Two LeT Terrorists Killed in Pulwama Encounter

Katrina Barker
Октября 15, 2017

A counter-operation is now underway in the area.

The two LeT men have been identified as Waseem Shah and Hafiz Nisar. The area of the encounter had been cordoned off, Jammu and Kashmir police said.

Security forces launched an operation early in the morning on Saturday after receiving specific intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in Litter village in Pulwama district.

Later, people staged protest against the brutal killing of the youth chanting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans, Kashmir Media Service reported.

Jammu and Kashmir Police had been tracking the movements of Shah, who is considered as the "don" of Heff, another stronghold of militants in South Kashmir's Shopian district. "He had joined militant ranks in March 2014 and used to recruit new cadres into LeT", he said.

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Waseem figured in the list of 12 most wanted militants issued by army in June this year. He was was a school dropout and a dynamic supporter of Lashkar-e-Taiba activist gathering since his school days when he had bent over as a dispatch kid for the outfit, police said.

He had been involved in various attacks on security forces in South Kashmir, police said.

Vaid said that Mir was shot when protesters started throwing stones at paramilitary personnel after the operation.

The security forces fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring dozens.

Meanwhile, militants in the evening attacked a police vehicle at Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir's Kulgam district. Mir succumbed to injuries at a hospital here.

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