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LeT commander responsible for killing J&K SPO and his brother shot dead in Baramulla

A joint team of J&K Police and the Indian Army cordoned off the Malwah village after receiving inputs about the presence of militants there. Three soldiers were also injured in the pre-dawn encounter.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar |
Updated: April 21, 2022 11:58:36 am
The two militants had hidden themselves in a false cavity surrounded by empty vegetable cartons in the truck, the police said.

Top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Yousuf Kantroo, who was responsible for the killing of a Special Police Officer and his brother, was shot dead during an encounter in Kashmir’s Baramulla area on Thursday, the police said via a tweet.

Three soldiers were also injured in the pre-dawn encounter. A joint team of J&K Police and the Indian Army cordoned off the Malwah village after receiving inputs about the presence of militants there. The Malwah area borders Baramulla and Budgam districts. As the joint team were cordoning off the area, the militants in the village started shooting, injuring three soldiers.

“Exact location of encounter is Malwah area. In the initial exchanmge of fire, three soldiers received minor injuries. Operation in progres. Further details shall follow,” the police said in a tweet while quoting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar.

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Earlier, the police had said that the gunfight was raging in Parsiwani village of Baramulla.

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