Two Lashkar terrorists killed in encounter near Amarnath Yatra route in Kulgam IG News

The operation ended in which two terrorists were killed. (PTI photo/S Irfan)

A police official said that the security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Nawapora in Mir Bazar area of ​​Kulgam following information about the presence of terrorists.

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  • Last Update:June 29, 2022, 22:03 IST
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Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday, police said, adding that the operation site was very close to the Amarnath Yatra route. A police official said that the security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Nawapora in Mir Bazar area of ​​Kulgam following information about the presence of terrorists. The official said the search operation turned into an encounter in which two terrorists were killed.

“Both the killed terrorists have been identified as #classified local terrorists of terrorist organization Lashkar. Again in a crucial #encounter the operation site was very close to NHW (#Yatra Marg),” said Inspector General of Police, Kashmir region, tweeted Vijay Kumar.

Giving details of the operation, another police officer said that a joint team of police and army was searching suspicious areas on the national highway near Mir Bazar when they noticed some suspicious movement in the nearby orchard. “They cordoned off the area during which terrorist attacks on the party retaliated and an encounter ensued. The operation ended in which two terrorists were killed. They were identified as Yasir Wani and Raees Manzoor,” the official said. “

Yasir, wanted in several cases of violence, was an old Lashkar terrorist and became active in 2020, he said, adding that Raees had joined the terrorist ranks only two months ago. The 43-day Amarnath Yatra to the holy cave temple located in the South Kashmir Himalayas is going to begin on Thursday after a gap of three years.

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