Six Terrorists Killed in Kashmir, Including Nephew of Mumbai Attack Plotter

Six Terrorists Killed in Kashmir, Including Nephew of Mumbai Attack Plotter

Six Terrorists Killed in Kashmir, Including Nephew of Mumbai Attack Plotter

In an encounter which broke out between security forces and militants in Hajin area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district today, 5 militants were killed.

The state police's anti-terror squad and the Central Reserve Police Force had surrounded Chandergeer village in Bandipora district's Hajin area, following specific information about the presence of terrorists there.

At least five militants and an air force commando were killed and another soldier was wounded in the fighting, he said, adding that at least one militant was still trapped in the area.

In October, two IAF Garud commandos were killed in an encounter that also left two terrorists including a local recruit dead.

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He said that along with Owaid, LeT commanders Zargam and Mehmood were also eliminated in the operation.

J&K Police chief Shesh Pal Vaid confirmed that six militants, including Lakhvi's nephew, were gunned down. He said all the six slain militants were Pakistani nationals.

DGP Vaid termed the encounter of the six Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants as a great success for the security forces. The Lashkar leadership has been killed in southern districts of Kashmir where its commanders and key militants including Junaid Matto, Abu Ismail and Arif Lelhari fell a year ago.

Srinagar-based Defence Spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said an IAF Garud commando was also killed in the operation. Lakhvi is among the three globally prosecuted terrorists named by India (Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim being the other two) and the European Union in their joint statement to combat terrorism.

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