Two Lashkar commanders killed in Anantnag gunfight

TNN Bureau. Updated: 9/26/2020 10:56:09 AM Front Page

Four youth hurt in explosion

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday said that two top Lashkar commanders were killed Sirhama, Anantnag gunfight early morning on Friday.
“One of the slain has been identified as Abu Rehan from Pakistan, who was active since March 2019 and the second one has been identified as Adil Bhat, who was also Lashkar commander. Adil was involved in the attack on two policemen at Nowgam on August 14,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar told media persons.
On Block Development Chairman Khag, Budgam, Bhupinder Singh’s killing, the IGP said that after touring his area along with two PSOs, Singh had left for his home by allowing his PSOs to relax. “Militants were probably knowing about his movement and they shot him dead outside his house. We have suspended two PSOs. And prima facie, the names of two Lashkar militants have come to fore—Yousuf Kandroo and Abrar. We will soon catch them,” the IGP said.
Regarding the killing of CRPF man at Wadipora, Budgam yesterday, the IGP Kumar said the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit as cartridges of M-4 was found at the site of incident. “M-4 is usually carried by JeM militants,” he said.
Asked about the number of active militants, the IGP said that 170 to 200 militants are active in Kashmir of which 40 are foreigners whom police knows by name.
Meanwhile four youth sustained injuries after an unexploded device went off at Sirhama, Anantnag gunfight site where two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed.
Of the four injured, two were referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment, officials said.
A police official said that the incident took place as a group of people were clearing debris from the house razed to the ground during the gunfight where two militants were killed.
“The banners were already erected there, appealing people not to venture near the spot. While we sanitized the area, there seems that some explosive had been left unnoticed, which these persons fiddled with, leading to the blast,” he said, adding that four persons were injured and have been hospitalized.
The injured were identified as Muhammad Yasin Rather, of Sirhama, Shahid Yousuf of Bun Nambal, Irfan Ahmed Bhat of Bun Nambal and Mudasir Ahmed Magray of Sirhama. Yasin and Shahid have been referred to SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, for specialized treatment.

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