J-K: 6 militants, consisting of 26/11 mastermind’s nephew, assassinated in Bandipora encounter

By Press Trust of India|Updated: 18th November 2017 |

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SRINAGAR: Six Pakistani militants of the LeT, consisting of the nephew of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, were assassinated in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district today in an encounter where an IAF Garud task force was likewise killed, authorities stated.

Apart from Lakhvi’s nephew, 2 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leaders were likewise amongst the militants killed by the security forces, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police (DGP), S P Vaid, stated.

Security forces released a search operation in Chandergeer town in Hajin location of the district after getting particular intelligence input about the existence of militants in the location, a police authorities stated.

The search operation led to an encounter when the militants concealing there fired on the search party of the security forces, who struck back.

” Six LeT terrorists have actually been gotten rid of in Bandipora encounter,” Vaid stated.

He stated all the 6 militants killed in the encounter were Pakistanis.

Among the terrorists called Owaid is the child of Zakir Rehman Maki and the nephew of Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, he stated on Twitter.

2 LeT leaders– Zargam and Mehmood– were likewise removed in the operation today, the DGP stated, including that the operation was a “success”. 6 weapons were likewise recuperated from the encounter website.

Srinagar-based Defence Spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia stated an IAF Garud task force was likewise killed in the operation.

” An IAF Garud task force was killed, while an army soldier was hurt,” he stated.

The Garud Commando Force is the unique forces system of the IAF.

The anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir have actually continued in the wake of violence by Pakistan-based militants.

Vaid had actually just recently stated around 170 militants were assassinated by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

2 Army soldiers were killed and a CRPF jawan suffered injuries in an encounter in Pulwama district of the state on November 2.

3 militants were assassinated in Pulwama in an encounter where an Army jawan was likewise killed on November 6.

3 militants, consisting of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar’s nephew, were assassinated by security forces in Pulwama district on November 7.

An Army jawan and a militant were killed in an encounter in Kulgam district on November 14.

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