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Three LeT terrorists killed in Shopian encounter: Police

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Srinagar: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday, police said.

“The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Shopian’s Nagbal following information about the presence of terrorists there,” a police official said.

He said the search operation launched by police along with the troops of Army’s 44RR and CRPF 178Bn in Hushangpora Nagbal area of Shopian turned into an encounter, in which the three terrorists were killed.

“The slain terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT; they were identified as Danish Khursheed Bhat, son of Khursheed Ahmad Bhat, resident of Ladi Imamsahib; Tanveer Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani, resident of Amarbugh, Imamsahib; and Towseef Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat, resident of Chermarag,” a police spokesperson said, adding that the search operation was in progress.

“The 3 killed #terrorists have been identified as local terrorists of LeT namely Danish Khursheed Bhat, Tanveer Wani and Towseef Bhat. They were involved in several #terror crime cases. Terrorist Danish was involved in #recruitment of youth into terror ranks in Shopian,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.

“The slain Danish Khursheed Bhat and Tanveer Ahmad Wani, who were active since August-2021, were trying to revive the terrorist folds by recruiting and motivating the gullible youth to join militancy. Moreover, the killed terrorist Danish Khursheed had earlier escaped from several encounters,” the police spokesman said.


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