Foreign LeT terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Anantnag

Incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, recovered from the encounter site, says police

Foreign LeT terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Anantnag

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Larnoo area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir in the morning following inputs about the presence of militants there. Tribune file photo

Srinagar, October 17

A foreign Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist and IED expert was killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Larnoo area of Anantnag district, in south Kashmir, this morning following inputs about the presence of militants there, said a police official.

The official said that after the presence of the militant was ascertained, he was given an opportunity to surrender, but he fired indiscriminately on the search party, leading to an encounter.

In the gun-battle, the foreign militant was killed and his body retrieved from the site of the encounter, the official said.

He said the slain militant had been identified as Nasir alias Shakeel Saab alias Shak Bhai – an “A” category militant and an IED expert affiliated with proscribed LeT outfit.

Incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the site of the encounter, the official said, adding that these items have been taken into the case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes. PTI

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