Top Lashkar commander, one other militant shot lifeless after three safety males killed in assault


Majid Jahangir

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, August 17

Two militants, together with a prime Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Sajad Hyder, have been killed in an operation in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district hours after three safety males have been killed in an assault within the space, officers stated

The gunfight broke at Kreeri Baramulla when safety forces chased a bunch of militants who have been concerned within the assault.

“A terrorist was hit in the retaliatory fire and the group was trailed by sniffer dogs. They had even changed their clothes. When the area where they were hiding was surrounded they opened fire triggering a gunfight. Two attackers have been killed so far and the operation is still on,” a senior safety officer stated. “One of the slain militants has been identified as Sajad Hyder, a top Lashkar commander, who hails from Sopore area.”

Earlier the day, militants attacked a joint social gathering of police and CRPF at Kreeri space of Baramulla district.

“A Special Police Officer and two CRPF men were wounded in the attack. The three succumbed to the injuries later,” a police officer stated

Soon after the assault Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar stated Lashkar was concerned within the assault.

“The attackers who were three in numbers came from an orchards and targeted a joint naka party of police and CRPF,” the IGP informed reporters on the web site of the taking pictures this morning.

On Friday, militants had fired indiscriminately on policemen deployed on routine safety obligation at a lane in Nowgam bypass leaving two cops lifeless and one other injured. Police had blamed Jaish-e-Muhammad militant group for the Nowgam assault.

Meanwhile, a significant tragedy was averted in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district when the safety forces recovered an improvised explosive system (IED). An official stated the IED was planted in Tujan village close to a bridge that was detected by the forces Monday morning.



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