A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam on Saturday. The Northern Command of the Army said a weapon was seized from him. As reported by ANI, it was an Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, who was gunned down by the 62 Rashtriya Rifle (RR) and the Special Operations Group (SOG).
The militant, identified as Ishfaq Pader, had reportedly tried to ambush the army. The encounter, which took place in Yaripora area after the police got information of some militants hiding in the area, was brief and ended very soon. The mobile internet services were also snapped in Shopian and Kulgam districts of South Kashmir following the encounter.
On Friday, a policeman succumbed to injuries after militants targeted a bus carrying security personnel near Pantha Chowk on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. The vehicle was going from Bemina to Zewan. The deceased policeman has been identified as Krishan Lal of Udhampur from the 7th Armed Police battalion. The LeT claimed responsibility for the attack. Police were on high alert after receiving inputs about a possible fidayeen attack in south Kashmir or on the city outskirts.