Published: Пт, Марта 02, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Encounter between militants, security forces in Bandipora

Encounter between militants, security forces in Bandipora

The encounter ensued when security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hajin's Shakoor Din Mohalla in the morning after receiving information about presence of militants there, Jammu and Kashmir police said in a statement.

In the wee hours of Thursday, a Lashkar militant was killed in an gun fight in Hajin area of the Bandipora disttrict, police said.

It was around 5 am when the militants hiding in the area started firing at the security forces.

One security guard was killed after militants attacked a security guard post near Charar-e-Sharief shrine in Budgam district on Sunday evening.

The body of the militant was recovered along with an AK 47 from the encounter site, reports said.

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On the basis of the arms recovered, prima facie it looks the dead militant belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

According to Greater Kashmir, massive clashes erupted after the encounter.

Two more militants are believed to be holed up, sources state.

A year ago security forces gunned down six LeT militants, including nephew of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in the same area.

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