Two LeT ultras killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian, say police

The encounter broke out in the early hours of Tuesday after security forces launched an anti-militancy operation following information about the presence of ultras in the district’s Alshipora area, they said

Updated - October 10, 2023 10:05 am IST

Published - October 10, 2023 07:20 am IST - Srinagar

The encounter began after security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in the Alshipora area after receiving information about the presence of militants there. File. (for Representational purpose only)

The encounter began after security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in the Alshipora area after receiving information about the presence of militants there. File. (for Representational purpose only) | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

Two terrorists of the proscribed Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday, police said.

The encounter broke out in the early hours of Tuesday after security forces launched an anti-militancy operation following information about the presence of ultras in the district’s Alshipora area, they said.

“Two terrorists killed. Search going on. Further details shall follow,” the Kashmir Zone Police said in a post on X.

The police claimed one of the slain Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) ultras was involved in the killing of bank guard Sanjay Sharma earlier this year.

“Killed terrorists have been identified as Morifat Maqbool and Jazim Farooq alias Abrar of terror outfit LeT. Terrorist Abrar was involved in the killing of Kashmiri Pandit late Sanjay Sharma,” Additional Director General of Police (Kashmir Zone) Vijay Kumar said in a post on X.

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