LeT Militant killed, policeman injured in attack in J-K's Anantnag district

Militants attacked a police picket at Achabal late Friday night, a police official said, adding but the attack was successfully repulsed.

Published: 08th September 2018 07:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2018 10:14 AM   |  A+A-

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SRINAGAR: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (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 Saturday.

Militants attacked the police picket at Achabal in the south Kashmir district 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 policeman also 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.


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  • Scorpion

    bravo keep it up till every terrorist is sent to hell jk police is the best choice for eradicating militancy from Kashmir they know the terrorists their weakness language and above are well worked with all locations equip jkp with latest weapons boost their moral public must firmly stand behind them
    3 years ago reply
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