Srinagar: Security forces gunned down three Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists
during an overnight gun battle in the Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.
One terrorist was killed yesterday and two others were shot dead during the overnight operation.
“All the three killed terrorists are locals, linked with terror outfit LeT”, Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said.
He said, “one of the slain militants has been identified as Junaid Sheergojri who was involved in the killing of policeman Reyaz Ahmad on May 13, 2022.”
“Other two killed terrorists have been identified as Fazil Nazir Bhat & Irfan Ah Malik of Pulwama district.”, IGP Kashmir said in a tweet.
The encounter erupted during an anti-terror operation in the Drabgam area of Pulwama district on Saturday.
“As the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorist fired indiscriminately, which was retaliated effectively, leading to an encounter,” a police spokesman said.
“Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 02 AK 47 rifles and 01 pistols recovered from the slain militants”, police said.