Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)militants were killed in an encounter in Lal Chowk area of Anantnag District on July 25, reports Daily Excelsior. During a search operation, as the Security Forces (SFs) advanced towards the house where militants were hiding, they were fired upon.
The SFs retaliated resulting in an encounter in which two militants, identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar alias Bin Yamin Dar and Abid Hussain Bhat were killed.Police said that on the basis of the ‘incriminating materials’recovered, it is established that they belonged to LeT. “Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter,” Police said, adding that as per police records, Bilal Ahmad Dar was involved in a series of militant acts.
Separately, a massive operation has been launched by Army in Keran sector near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara District following a brief gun battle with a group of militants on July 25 morning, reports Daily Excelsior.The encounter started near Kashar Katan Nallah and Army believed that it is a group of 5-6 militants. More troops have been rushed to the area to assist troops, who spotted the militant group.
Meanwhile, a person, identified as Suhail Ahmad Wani, brother of slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM)militant Nasir Wani, arrested in connection with the killing of a civilian last week, escaped from Police custody from the police station Zainapora in ShopianDistrict on July 25, reports Daily Excelsior.Suhail was arrested along with two other persons Shakir Ahmad Padder of HeffShopian (brother of slain HM commander Saddam Padder) and Suhail Ahmad Sheikh in connection with the killing of the civilian Tariq Ahmad Mohand on July 15.Body of Tariq Ahmad Mohand was recovered in Arwani on July 9 with torture marks all over his body.