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Another major incident averted! Terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra failed, 2 Pak Lashkar terrorists killed in Srinagar

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Srinagar: Another major incident averted, In Jammu and Kashmir, the security forces have killed two terrorists while carrying out a major action against the terrorists. This encounter with the terrorists took place late at night. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar said that two terrorists of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed in a quick encounter in Bemina area of ​​Srinagar. A policeman also suffered minor injuries. The encounter started after the security forces received information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

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Several anti-terrorist operations have been conducted in Kashmir in the last few months in which many terrorists and their commanders have been eliminated. Most of the operations have been carried out jointly by the police and the army on the basis of specific intelligence inputs.

Sources said they had recently crossed over the line of control, and their handler Abu Huriara LeT commander based in POK had sent them especially with the task to attack the upcoming Amarnath yatra.

Adil Hussain Mir a local terrorist resident of Pehlgam was given the task to make their movement hazel free, provide the logistics and help them to settle a hideout as he was well known to the area of Pehlgam the base of Amarnath yatra since being a local. He added they were trying to reach south Kashmir Anantnag district and make their hideout close to a place where from yatra movement happens, but intelligence wing had gone through an intercept which made security agencies vigilant, we were tracking them, sources said.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, “Pakistan-based handlers had sent two Pakistani terrorists of LeT terror outfit along with one local terrorist Adil Hussain Mir of Pahalgam area of Anantnag district, who has been in Pakistan since 2018 with the intention to attack Yatra”

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Kumar added, “In swift anti-terror action Srinagar police killed two LeT terrorists including one Pakistan terrorist in Bemina area of Srinagar. This was the same group of terrorists, who escaped from the Sopore encounter. We have been tracking their movement.” IGP Kashmir told Zee News that with the lead on the movement of terrorists from north to central Kashmir, a trap was laid at many places from north Kashmir to Srinagar.

“In Bemina area they were intercepted, and Two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT were neutralised by Srinagar Police in a swift encounter, also One policeman also received minor injury. Kumar said.

Police termed operation a big success, ” As per the documents and other incriminating materials, one of the killed terrorists has been identified as Abdullah Goujri, resident of Faisalabad, Pakistan,” SSP Srinagar said.

SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal said “As per documents recovered from another killed terrorist, he has been identified as Adil Hussain Mir @ Sufian @ Musab of Anantnag district. As per police records, he crossed over to Pakistan in 2018 on a visit VISA from Wagah.

Police claimed that they recovered arms and ammunition from the spot which includes communication devices and a matrix sheet also. SSP Balwal added, “2 AK-47 rifles, 10 magazines, Live rounds, Y-SMS device, Matrix sheet, Pakistani medicines & other incriminating material were recovered from them.”

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At the same time, the administration has started preparations for the Amarnath Yatra starting from June 30. Anantnag Deputy Commissioner Dr. Piyush Singla said that security arrangements have also been made at the base camp site to avoid any untoward incident. He said that all arrangements have been made for health facilities, sanitation facilities, arrangements for accommodation of pilgrims, so that the pilgrims do not face any problem.

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