Top LeT commander trapped in Kashmir encounter

Top LeT commander trapped in Kashmir encounter

On Friday, a militant involved in the recent civilian killings in Srinagar was gunned down in an encounter with security forces, also in Pulwama.

Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey is trapped in an encounter with security forces in the Pampore area of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports claimed. Khandey is among the top militants whom the security forces have been targeting since a hitlist was released by police in August this year. He was allegedly involved in the killing of two policemen at Baghat in Srinagar district earlier this year, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.

On Friday, a militant involved in the recent civilian killings in Srinagar was gunned down in an encounter with security forces, also in Pulwama. Security forces received information about the presence of militants in the Wahibug area of Pulwama, following which a cordon and search operation was conducted. The slain ultra was identified as Shahid Bashir Sheikh, a resident of Srinagar. One AK-47 rifle, along with ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter.

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"He [Sheikh] was involved in the killing of a civilian, Mohammad Shafi Dar, an employee of Power Development Department, on 2/10/21. An AK-47 rifle was used in that killing," police said.

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