Lashkar militant killed in Anantnag

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2018 08:25:55


 

SRINAGAR,


A LASHKAR-E-TOIBA (LeT) militant was killed while a policeman was injured in an exchange of fire after ultras attacked a police post in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday. Militants attacked the police picket at Achabal in the south Kashmir district on Friday night, a police spokesman said. He said the attack was successfully repulsed by jawans on duty at the picket. In retaliatory action, one militant was killed, the spokesman said.


He said weapon of the militant was also recovered from the site of the attack. The slain militant has been identified as Bilal Ahmad – a resident of Tantraypora Yaripora of the neighbouring Kulgam district, the spokesman said. “Bilal had joined the proscribed terror outfit LeT three months ago. His involvement was also established in a weapon snatching case earlier.


He was involved in carrying out terror attacks on the security forces and civilian atrocities in the area,” he said. In the incident, the spokesman said, a copalso sustained injuries and was evacuated to nearby hospital for medical attention where his condition is stated to be stable. “From the spot, two cars have also been seized by the police, which were apparently used by terrorists. Police have registered a case in this regard and investigation in the instant matter is in progress,” the spokesman said.


Civilian shot dead by militants in Sopore: Militants on Saturday shot dead a civilian in Sopore township of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Militants fired upon the civilian in Bomai area of Sopore on Saturday afternoon, a police official said.  He said the civilian - Hakim-ur-Rehman, a resident of Reshipora Bomai - received critical bullet injuries in the attack. The injured was evacuated to the nearby hospital for medical attention where he succumbed to injuries, the official said. Police have registered a case in this regard and investigation in the instant matter has been initiated, he said.