Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district

Two over-ground workers of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were on Sunday arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district
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Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Sunday.

The encounter began in the afternoon in the Cheddar Qaimoh area of Kulgam district as Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with the CRPF and the Army, were carrying out operations to sanitise a national highway ahead of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, beginning June 28, a senior police official said, as per PTI.

The third terrorist surrendered.

Earlier, on Saturday, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had reviewed the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and in the hinterland in Kashmir during his day-long visit to the Valley.

Accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen A K Bhatt, the Army Chief had visited forward posts along the LoC in the frontier districts of Kupwara and Baramulla where he was briefed on all aspects of operational and logistical preparedness.

Meanwhile, two over-ground workers of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit were on Sunday arrested in J&K's Anantnag district and a live grenade was recovered from their possession, the police said. A joint naka (checkpoint) was established by police and the Army at Tulkhan crossing on the new national highway in south Kashmir. During checking, two persons were found roaming suspiciously, a police spokesperson said.

The naka party apprehended them and during their search, a live grenade was recovered, he added, PTI reported. The two have been identified as Amin Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Charligund Awantipora and Tanveer Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Chechikot Awantipora.

Further investigation revealed that they were assisting HM terrorist Hamad Khan operating in the Tral area and were involved in the grenade attack at Goriwan Chowk in the Bijbehara area on May 23, 2018, in which 10 civilians were injured. 

(With Agency inputs)

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