Bandipora: Two Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants killed in the ongoing encounter with security forces in Bandipora district on Friday, according to police. Forces intensify crackdown on terror, 3 terrorists have been neutralized so far in less than 48 hours.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Brar in the Aragam area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding terrorists fired upon security forces personnel, who retaliated. In the ensuing exchange of fire, two terrorists were killed, he said. The official said the identity of the slain terrorists was being ascertained.
Earlier in the day, Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Kashmir Vijay Kumar said the two terrorists trapped in Brar were Pakistani and belonged to the LeT. They had infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir recently. They had managed to escape during an encounter in the Salinder forest area on Wednesday, he said.
The terrorists were tracked down and trapped in Brar in Bandipora on Friday, the IGP said in a tweet.
Two recent infiltrated #Pakistani #terrorists of LeT terror outfit who escaped from recent anti-terrorist operation on 11/5/22 at Salinder forest area were #tracked down. They have been trapped today at Brar #Bandipora: IGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) May 13, 2022