He said initial indicators have led to the identification of the outfit, and a follow-up on that is on.
"They were given an opportunity to surrender. However, they turned down the offer and fired on troops," said a police spokesman
Blaming Lashkar-e-Toiba, the police claimed four militants launched the attack targeting BJP leader Mohammad Anwar Khan at Aaribagh, Nowgam in the outskirts of Srinagar.
Militants fired from automatic rifles towards the Municipal Council Office, where the meeting of the councilors and chairperson of Sopore municipal council was being held in the afternoon.
A joint contingent of police, CRPF and army laid siege around Rawalpora area on Saturday after receiving inputs about presence of 2-3 militants including top Lakshar commander Sajad Afghani.
The chargesheet was filed against Dr Sabeel Ahmed of Bengaluru and Asadulla Khan of Hyderabad under sections of the India Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Security forces launched the operation in village Tangdoona of Kulgam district in the early hours following information about presence of militants there, the officials said.
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Umer Ganai, whose Lal Chowk photo recently went viral, was among those killed in the encounter.
The government of Pakistan appears to be making an effort of mainstreaming terror organisations politically in the hope of reining in their militant activities, the editorial said.
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Majid, an ace footballer from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, joined LeT last week and his picture with an AK-47 rifle and an ammunition pouch had gone viral on social media last Friday.
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