A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Natipora area of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday (8 October).
The encounter broke out after two terrorists opened fire on the police personnel. One of the terrorists managed to escape, they said.
"Terrorists fired upon Srinagar Police team. Police also retaliated. During ensuing chance #encounter, one terrorist got neutralised but one escaped," Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet.
As per the I/Card recovered from the killed #terrorist, he has been #identified as Aqib Bashir Kumar of Trenz Shopian affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit LeT. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/l0pCyM53nR
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) October 8, 2021
One AK-47, three Magazines, and some live bullets have been recovered from the slain terrorist. Meanwhile, a search operation to nab another terrorist is underway.
According to an identity card recovered from the slain terrorist, he was identified as Aqib Bashir Kumar, a resident of Trenz in Shopian. He was affiliated with banned Pakistani terror outfit LeT, they said.
Meanwhile, another encounter started in the Methan area of Srinagar, where the police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are carrying out a joint operation.
(With inputs from PTI)