Local LeT militant Killed in Bla gunfight: Police


‘Hybrid militant arrested during operation in Bandipora’

Baramulla, Jul 31 : A local Lashkar-e-Tobia (LeT) militant was killed in an encounter that broke out on Saturday night between security forces and militants in Binner area of Baramulla district, police said on Sunday.

A police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the slain militant has been identified as Irshad Ahmd Bhat of Pattan, Baramulla. He was active since 05/2022 and was linked with the Lashkar-e-Tobia militant outfit.

The officer further said that incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were also recovered, which include one AK47 rifle, and two magazines.

On Saturday morning, a newly recruited Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant was killed and three security personnel were injured in an encounter in the same district.

Meanwhile, in an another operation security forces arrested one LeT hybrid militant in Ashtangoo area of Bandipora this morning.

The arrested militant as per officials has been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Najar a resident of Anantanag—(KNO)

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