J&K: Army jawan, LeT militant killed in encounter
New Delhi: A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist and an Indian Army jawan were killed in separate encounters in Kashmir on Friday.
The Kashmir police and the Army conducted a joint operation in Sopore in Kashmir’s Baramulla district, where two local militants were said to have been holed up.
A Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist identified as Majeed Mir later surrendered himself to the security forces in Sopore.
“The Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police jointly apprehended the terrorist from Tujjer village in Sopore. We have called for the second misguided local youth to shun the path of violence,” the Army’s Northern Command said.
A pistol and some ammunition were recovered from the surrendered terrorist, who had reportedly joined LeT three months back.
On Thursday night, security forces cordoned off the Tujjer village area in Sopore after receiving intelligence inputs on the presence of terrorists in the area. The encounter between the terrorists and the forces started soon after.
In a separate encounter in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, an army jawan and two militants were killed, on Friday.
“Two Kalashnikovs, one under barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) and other ammunition were recovered in this encounter. Two terrorists were eliminated and one soldier was martyred in the operation,” the Northern Command added.