Updated: April 21, 2022 11:58:36 am
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.
Top LeT #terrorist Commander Yousuf Kantroo killed in #Baramulla #encounter. He was involved in several #killings of civilians & SFs personnel including recent killing of JKP’s SPO & his brother, one Soldier and one civilian in #Budgam district. A big success for us: IGP Kashmir
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) April 21, 2022
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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