Srinagar: Two LeT militants were killed in an encounter with police and forces in Padgampora area of Awantipora, police said on Thursday.
“Acting on specific information regarding the presence of militants in Padgampora area of Awantipora, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police Component Srinagar, Awantipora police and 55 RR,” a police statement said adding during the search operation, militants present in the area fired on the search party which was retaliated, ensuing an encounter.
“Two militants identified as Mohammad Shafi Wagay @Ehsan and Jahangir Ahmad Ganie @Safi-ul-lah, affiliated with LeT were killed in the encounter,” police said.
The slain militants according to police statement were involved in many incidents of violence including killing of security force, police personnel and political activists, grenade attacks on security forces, police installations in South Kashmir.
“They (slain militants) were also involved in threatening to general masses to refrain from forthcoming elections and motivating youth to join militant ranks in the general areas of Awantipora, Pulwama and Shopian,” police said adding “They were also involved in recent bank robberies and weapon snatching incidents in South and Central Kashmir.”