SRINAGAR: Police Saturday said they killed a foreign militant affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit in Larnoo area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district in an encounter.
The commander, police said, was an “IED expert.”
A police spokesman in a statement said that on a specific input regarding presence of militant in Larnoo area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 19RR and 164Bn CRPF in the said area.
The spokesman said that during the search operation, as the presence of militant got ascertained he was given the opportunity to surrender, however, he fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter.
“In the ensuing encounter, one foreign militant was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Nasir @Shakeel Saab @Shak Bhai, A Category militant and an IED expert affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT,” said the spokesman.
“Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other crimes,” he said.
He added that in this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Larnoo and investigation has been initiated.
“People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any,” said police spokesman in a statement.