SRINAGAR/JAMMU: A soldier and two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed in a gunfight with the Army in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday. Two Army personnel were injured in the same encounter at Cheerbagh.
One slain terrorist was identified as Adil Ahmad Wani who. According to the police, was the LeT (TRF) Shopian “district commander”.
Earlier, IGP (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said that Wani was involved in the killing of a carpenter. Sageer Ahmad of UP, in Litter Pulwama last weekend. “The terrorist identified as Adil Ahmad Wani was active since July 2020,” the IGP said. So far, he said, 15 terrorists have been killed in two weeks.
The Kishtwar police, meanwhile, claimed they had foiled a terror plot with the arrest of one LeT member with a hand grenade during checking at a security point in Drabshalla Thathri, Kishtwar district.
ADGP (Jammu zone) Mukesh Singh said the checking was carried out “based on inputs about inimical elements planning to carry out a grenade blast in Kishtwar district”.
“A joint Naka was established by Kishtwar police, 26 RR (Army) and CRPF 52 Bn personnel at Drabshalla Thathri at 5.30 pm,” Singh said. “The individual, identified as Sohail Ahmed Bhat. He is the son of Noor Mohammed Bhat, a resident of Bathri Gandoh in district Doda. Also was arrested on the spot. The arrested terrorist belongs to LeT. They were sent the grenade by LeT terrorist Khobaib, who is based in Pakistan,” the senior police officer added.
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