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LeT terrorist killed in Sopore gunfight, three others manage to flee: Police

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Sopore: A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in a gunfight with security forces at Panipora forests in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday evening, officials said.

In a statement issued here, a police official said: “Acting on specific information generated by police regarding the movement of a group of terrorists in Panipora Forest of Zaloora area of Sopore, Police & Army (9Para & 22RR) launched a joint cordon & search operation in the said area.”

“During the search operation, as the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter,” the official said.

The official further said: “In the ensuing encounter, 01 foreign terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. However, the other 02 foreign terrorists and a local terrorist managed to escape from the cordon. Search in the nearby areas is going on to trace them with the help of reinforcement.”

“As per the incriminating materials including documents recovered from the possession of killed Pakistani terrorist, he has been identified as Hanzalla resident of Lahore Pakistan,” he said.

“Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK-Rifle, 05 Magazine was recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Further details if any shall be communicated accordingly,” he added.

Terrorist module busted, suspect arrested with IED in Doda: Police

A suspected terrorist was arrested Monday, along with an improvised explosive device (IED), from his house in Doda district, a senior police officer said.

“The arrest and recovery of the IED followed busting of a module run by local Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammad Amin alias “Khubaib”, who is presently operating from Pakistan and making desperate attempts to revive militancy in Chenab valley region,” police said.

Irshad Ahmad was arrested during a joint search operation by police, army and CRPF in Dhandal-Kastigarh area of Doda district, Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said.

He said the search operation, which was launched on specific information, also led to the recovery of an IED, a mobile phone and other incriminating material from the house of the arrested suspect.

A case under various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substance Act has been registered at Doda police station, the ADGP said, adding investigation of the case is going on and more arrests and recoveries are expected at the disclosure by Irshad.

On June 04, police worked out a case related to low-intensity IED explosion outside a court complex in Udhampur district with the arrest of LeT militant Mohammad Ramzan Sohil of Ramban and his two associates, Khurshed Ahmad and Nisar Ahmad Khan of Doda, who were working at the behest of Khubaib.

The blast in March had left one person dead and 14 others injured.

“It is evident that Khubaib is making desperate attempts to revive militancy in Chenab valley region (comprising Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar districts) by alluring local youths into militancy, and run terror modules for carrying out attacks in Jammu province,” the ADGP said.

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