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Two LeT militants killed in encounter at Awantipora: Police

The deceased were identified as Aijaz Ahmad Reshi and Sajad Ahmad Sofi, “both residents of Awantipora affiliated with LeT”, police said. 

By: Express News Service | Srinagar |
September 29, 2020 4:51:50 am
Sopore firing, jammu and Kashmir, J&K firing, J&K police killed, J&K cops, J&K civilian killed, encounter, India news, Indian expressThe officials said in the firing, two police personnel and two civilians were killed. (File photo)

J&K Police on Monday said that an operational commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba was among two militants killed in an encounter at Awantipora in South Kashmir.

Active since 2016, Aijaz Ahmad Reshi was involved in “recruiting youth into terror folds, besides, was also providing shelter and logistic support to the active terrorists operating in the area and transportation of terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks”, the police said.

DGP Dilbag Singh said that during a search operation, as the presence of terrorists was ascertained, “they were given opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter”.

The deceased were identified as Aijaz Ahmad Reshi and Sajad Ahmad Sofi, “both residents of Awantipora affiliated with LeT”, police said.

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