Two foreign militants responsible for the recent attack on the personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in a gunfight with security forces in a congested area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar Sunday, the police said.
While one militant was killed in the initial exchange of fire, the second was killed after two hours. The police are yet to identify the slain militants but said the men belonged to Pakistan.
“02 #Pakistani #terrorists who were involved in recent #terror attack on CRPF Personnel, neutralised in #Srinagar #Encounter. Arms & ammunition, other incriminating materials recovered,” the J-K Police said in a tweet quoting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
The latest developments come after a commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, who was involved in several attacks on civilians, including non-locals and security personnel, was killed in an encounter in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir was shot dead on Saturday. Identified as Nisar Ahmad Dar, he was a top ranking commander in the LeT, police said.
A joint search operation was launched by security forces in Sirhama area based on inputs of the presence of terrorists, according to a J&K police spokesperson. “As the search party proceeded towards the spot, the hiding terrorist fired indiscriminately upon the search party, which retaliated, leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, the hiding terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter,” the spokesperson said.