SRINAGAR: In a major development, a terrorist affiliated with The Resistance Front, (TRF) an offshoot of Pakistan-based terrorist organization, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was killed in an encounter in Bandipora on Monday morning.
The terrorist was identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad and he was involved in recent targeted civilian killings in Kashmir.
“Killed #terrorist has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit LeT (TRF). He was involved in a recent civilian killing at Shahgund Bandipora,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.
Killed #terrorist has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit LeT (TRF). He… https://t.co/VVNGixaVTr
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) 1633917632000
Earlier, the police had informed that an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists at Gund Jahangeer Hajin in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“#Encounter has started at Gundjahangir, #Hajin area of #Bandipora. Police & Security Forces are on the job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice,” said a tweet from the Twitter handle of Kashmir Zone Police.
#Encounter has started at Gundjahangir, #Hajin area of #Bandipora. Police & Security Forces are on the job. Further… https://t.co/Ik4N8jpRgv
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) 1633913288000
Last week, an unidentified terrorist was neutralised by the security forces in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. A policeman also suffered injuries in the encounter with the terrorist.
Earlier on Tuesday, three civilians were killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir in separate incidents. Terrorists fired at a man identified as Mohd Shafi Lone in the Shahgund area of Bandipora. Lone was a resident of Naidkhai, police said.
Also on Thursday, two government teachers including Supinder Kaur from Srinagar and Chand from Jammu were killed in the union territory.
On Friday, October 8 night a terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was neutralised and another had managed to escape after an encounter broke out between Jammu and Kashmir Police and terrorists in Natipura, a locality in Srinagar.
(With inputs from agencies)