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J&K: LeT terrorist killed in Budgam encounter

Source: PTI
March 25, 2018 16:37 IST

A Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist was killed on Sunday in an encounter with security forces in central Kashmir's Budgam district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation during the night in Khan Mohalla of Arizal in Beerwah area of the district after receiving specific input about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.

 

He said as the forces were conducting the searches, a terrorist tried to flee by coming out of a house and firing indiscriminately on the forces.

The security forces retaliated and the terrorist was killed, the official said.

He said the slain terrorist has been identified as Shafat Hussain Wani, a resident of Wagoora area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Wani was affiliated with LeT since April 2017, the official said.

He said incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, mobile phones and cash worth Rs 30000 have been recovered from the encounter site.

The official said a lady received an injury in her thigh when the hiding terrorist was trying to escape by firing indiscriminately.

She was admitted to a hospital by the police and her condition is stable, he said.

Legal proceedings have been initiated by police and investigation taken up, the official said.

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