SRINAGAR: Security forces gunned down two terrorists including, one who was involved in the killing of a bank manager in the same district last month, during an overnight anti-terror operation in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Zone Vijay Kumar said.
“ShopianEncounterUpdate: 02 terrorists linked with proscribed #terror outfit LeT killed. Identification being ascertained. Further details shall follow,” tweeted the Kashmir Zone Police.
“#ShopianEncounterUpdate: One of the killed #terrorists has been identified as Jan Mohd Lone of #Shopian. Besides other #terror crimes, he was involved in recent killing of Vijay Kumar, Bank manager on 2/6/22 in #Kulgam district: IGP [email protected],” Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Zone, Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.
A native of Rajasthan, Vijay Kumar was posted as a manager in Ellaquai Dehati Bank (EDB), a Srinagar-headquartered Regional Rural Bank, at Areh Mohanpora in the Kulgam district.
The killing of the manager has triggered widespread protests by minorities in J&K and other states of the country.
Earlier on Tuesday, two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, who were intending to attack the Amarnath Yatra, were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Srinagar.
The encounter took place late last night in the Bemina area of the city, officials said. One of the terrorists was a Pakistani national, the official added.
“Pakistan-based handlers had sent two Pakistani terrorists of LeT terror outfit along with one local terrorist Adil Hussain Mir of Pahalgam, Anantnag, who has been in Pakistan since 2018 (now all 3 killed), with the intention to attack Yatra” tweeted IGP, Kashmir Zone. Five policemen have also received minor injuries in the encounter, he added.
This is the third encounter in recent weeks in Kashmir when police said that the killed terrorists planning to target the Amarnath Yatra.