Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Tayyaba militants including its ‘divisional commander’ for south Kashmir were killed and their third accomplice was caught alive during a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s southern Kulgam district on Sunday.
“In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed while a third one surrendered and was subsequently arrested by the security forces,” a police spokesman said. The officials said one of the slain men is Shakoor Ahmed Dar, an A++ category militant. The officials said that the trio had been trapped in a private house during the search operation and when the security forces zeroed in on it the militants opened fire, triggering the encounter. However, one of them Shakir Ahmed subsequently gave up and handed himself over to the security forces. Shakir had joined the LeT a few months ago, the police sources said.
Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid tweeted, “Two terrorists killed are reportedly Shakoor Dar Divisional Commander LET & one FT (foreign terrorist). Efforts on to establish their identity. Great job boys”.
The police said the slain militant Shakoor Ahmed Dar, a resident of Sopat Tengpora and divisional commander of LeT, was involved in several terror-related cases registered in different police stations....