Anantnag encounter ends: Two top Lashkar terrorists gunned down, two civilians killed too

Anantnag encounter: Search operations were initiated in Dailgam village in the district after security forces received information that two militants were hiding in the area, ANI reported.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2017 2:39 pm
Search operations continue in Dailgam district. (File photo)

Two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists, Bashir Lashkari and Azad Malik, were gunned down by security forces after they were trapped in a cordon in Brenti village in Anantnag district. Lashkari was involved in the killing of an SHO and five other policemen in Achabal area of south Kashmir on June 16. The terrorists were reported to be using civilians as human shields during the hours-long encounter that began in the morning. However, all of them were rescued before the final assault began on the terrorists.

“The encounter is over,” Director General of Police SP Vaid told PTI.

Two civilians, 44-year-old Tahira and 21-year-old Shadab Ahmad Chopan, were also killed during the operation in Brenti-Batpora village in Dialgam area of the district, police said.

While Tahira died after being caught in crossfire between security forces and terrorists holed up inside a house, Chopan was killed during clashes with security forces near the site of the encounter. He had firearm injuries on his face and was admitted to the SKIMS hospital in Srinagar where he was declared dead. Four other civilians were admitted to hospitals in the area.

(With PTI inputs)

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    ramesh ahuja
    Jul 1, 2017 at 10:37 pm
    All Indian criminals should be sent to Pkstn, and given prizes if they raped and get Pakistan future generations secured. In future the pakstni will be half CHINESE.
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    1. Mohammad Dar
      Jul 2, 2017 at 3:25 am
      Typical sign of mental illness called hindrance to truth hinduism immorality by faith, every son of acclaimed god of hinduism racism, a monkey, adheres true to his hindu miserable existence, pretending to be, a human being.
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        ramesh ahuja
        Jul 2, 2017 at 10:14 am
        What you give is what you get.
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      santosh
      Jul 1, 2017 at 8:47 pm
      Well done Army- absolutely proud of you
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      1. I
        Indian Abroad
        Jul 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm
        Salute Indian security forces - J K Police, CRPF and Indian Army.
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        1. I
          Indian Abroad
          Jul 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm
          Are these terrorists or Pakistani Hijraas? Why hiding behind women and children? Actually three terrorists and a civilian died. Stone pelters are terrorists too.
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          1. M
            Modi Father
            Jul 1, 2017 at 8:02 pm
            The news is misleading. Actually two freedom fighters were martyered by Indian occupational forces. besides two civilians were used as human shields by the coward indian army as they could not otherwise defeat them. Thousands and lakhs of civilians joined funeral process of those freedom lovers. Each and every Indian Dog will be sent to soon, i mean back to india. Kashmir zindabad...Rascals will start barking now...1...2.........3 Go !
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            1. I
              Indian Abroad
              Jul 1, 2017 at 8:19 pm
              Yes, news is misleading - actually three terrorists and a civilian died. Stone pelters are terrorists too. Freedom fighter my foot!Freedom movement are never communal. Freedom fighters never kill or kick out own people. Freedom fighters never hide behind women and children, only Hijraas do.
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                santosh
                Jul 1, 2017 at 8:49 pm
                Army can actually burn the whole lot in a single attempt but they prefer to give slower death with prolonging pain to them so that next generations will learn from it. They are human shields so they get killed by their folks. You see the point- one shot and multiple birds
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              2. I
                Indian
                Jul 1, 2017 at 8:49 pm
                Why are you upset. .......... FOUR them have been speeded up in their journey to JANNAT. ........ YOU should celebrate.
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                  ramesh ahuja
                  Jul 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm
                  Your mother was ed by many mooody man and you were born and forced to change this name.:))))))
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