Kakpora Encounter: Police Version



Police Thursday evening said that one militant was killed in an encounter in Kakpora area of district Pulwama today.

“On a specific information a joint operation was launched by police and security forces in Astan Mohalla area of district Pulwama. During the operation joint party was fired upon, triggering an encounter. One militant identified as Talib Hussain Shah @ Umar s/o Shams ud Din Shah, resident of Naman Kakapora was killed in the encounter so far,” a police statement said this evening.

“The said militant was affiliated with Lashkar-i-Toiba militant outfit. He was involved in a number of terrorist activities. He was involved in firing incident at Pampore in which 7 BSF personnel got injured. He was also involved in Galander attack in which 2 police personnel and one civilian got killed. Talib was also involved in Puchal incident in which one HC of railway police was killed. He was involved in Pahu incident in which one CRPF man was killed and others including CRPF inspector, 02 civilians got injured,” the statement added. “A number of FIR’s are registered against the slain militant.”

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