Militant killed in Bandipora encounter involved in many attacks: Police

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police today said that one of the two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant killed in the Hajin encounter was involved in several other attacks in the area including the killing on BSF jawan who was on a leave.

The Director-General of Police (DGP), S. P. Vaid, said the militant, identified as Pakistan national Ali alias Abu Mas, was also involved in the October 3 attack on the Border Security Force (BSF) camp that killed one jawan.

“After the encounter, we recovered two bodies- one was a local terrorist, other was a Pakistani national named Ali alias Abu Mas. Ali was instrumental in a number of incidents in Hajin area, and also involved in the BSF jawan’s killing,” DGP Vaid told a New Delhi based news agency.

“Two Indian Air Force (IAF) jawans, who were on attachment with army, have also been killed in the encounter,” Vaid added.

The  Jammu and Kashmir Police, 13 personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and nine paramilitary force personnel were deployed in the operation

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