J&K: Three militants, including top Lashkar commander killed in Kupwara encounter

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: January 31, 2016 2:18 am
Jammu and Kashmir, J&K encounter, Lashkar militant killed, J&K Lashkar commander killed, Kupwara encounter, J&K news, india news, latest news Security forces at Dardpora village in Kashmir, where the firing took place. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

The army has claimed that three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, including a top commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Dardpora village late Friday night. The operation is still in progress.

On Friday night, personnel of Army’s 28 Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operation Group of J&K police launched an operation in the Dardpora village in Kupwara’s Lolab Valley, the Army said. As the security forces were cordoning off the area, militants opened fire and the security personnel retaliated.

“We killed one militant in the operation late last night. In the morning, a fresh encounter took place in the village in which two more militants were killed,” a Defence spokesman told The Sunday Express.

Police has identified the slain militant as Abu Usama alias Zarar, a top Lashkar commander and resident of Pakistan. Police said Usama had infiltrated into Kashmir last summer and was active in the area for months. Two other militants are yet to be identified. The forces claimed to have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the militant hideout.

Dardpora village is located close to the forests that were earlier used by militants as transit point to reach Bandipore district. Officials said that the Army and the police have already sealed all the exit routes of the village and have also established ambushes in the forests.

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  1. S
    Jan 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    Very Good Work by Army and Police combine ! Publish the photographs of the dead militants on the social media so that their relatives and friends are informed. Mark a copy to Mr. Nawaz, Pak Army chief, ISI so that they can mourn . Vande Mataram !
  2. R
    Jan 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm
    Keep up the good work, Indian Army!
  3. A
    Jan 30, 2016 at 5:40 pm
    Keep it up ! Kill all who comes in way.
  4. O
    Om Gupta
    Jan 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm
    Good news and these efforts should continue vigorously. The locals who are supporting foreigners and terrorists, should be monitored and neutralized as soon as possible. One possible option should be to settle ex-army patriotic and brave families with full range of arms in border areas to take care of local and cross border issues. Seriously engage in cross border special operations to kill these in their home if possible.
  5. S
    Shafted mohammed
    Jan 30, 2016 at 3:48 pm
    Great jobs guys , kill them all with zero casualties to our side.the strategy is working.give army the latest technology with lot of remote controlled devices to kill these rascals with any human casualty on our side.
  6. A
    Jan 30, 2016 at 4:48 pm
    kill the local villagers who support these morons
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