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19 November 2017, 12:52 | Bernice Figueroa
Six killed in shooutout in held Kashmir
At least five terrorists were neutralised by security forces during an encounter in north Kashmir's Bandipora district today.
"Five militants have been killed in the operation", Kalia said.
Owaid is son of Zakir Rehman Maki and nephew of Zakir Rehman Lakhvi. The Garud Commando is the special forces unit of the IAF. He admitted that Hajin is a very hard area as Army has lost three officers while a Commanding Officer of CRPF also was martyrd, he said adding that there was also stone pelting incidents but we continued our operation and achieved the result. Total of 6 LeT militants eliminated. "Weapons and ammunition recovered".
Of the six slain militants, two were commanders of LeT.
DGP Vaid termed the encounter of the six Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants as a great success for the security forces.
The operations come a day after Jammu and Kashmir Police were engaged in a shoot-out in Zakura, which lies on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Two Indian Air Force (IAF) Garud commandos were killed in a firefight in Hajin that also left two militants - one of them a local - dead last month.
The encounter broke out in Hajin area of Bandipora. Owaid is the third man from the Lakhvi family to be killed in Kashmir.
An Army jawan and a militant were killed in an encounter in Kulgam district on November 14. Lakhvi is among the three globally prosecuted terrorists named by India (Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim being the other two) and the European Union in their joint statement to combat terrorism.
Mir is the first militant of the Al-Qaeda to be killed by security forces in Kashmir.
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