J-K Encounter: Three Terrorists Neutralised in Shopian District
20 December, 2022 | Pranay Lad
Tuesday's ongoing clash between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian area resulted in the deaths of three terrorists.
In a Tuesday clash with security personnel in the Shopian area of Jammu & Kashmir, three terrorists were killed. The Jammu and Kashmir Police have identified the terrorists engaged in the early-morning Tuesday encounter as being part of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
At the Munjh Marg area of the Shopian district in the Kashmir region, there was a confrontation between the militants and the security forces. According to reports, the encounter is still going on.
The police have already positively identified two of the three terrorists who were killed. The third’s identity is still being determined.
According to the Additional Director General of Kashmir Police, “Among the two neutralised local terrorists, two have been identified: Lateef Lone of the Shopian district, who had been involved in the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit Purana Krishna Bhat, and the other is Umer Nazir of Anantnag, involved in the killing of Till Bahadur Thapa from Nepal.
According to the Additional Director General of Kashmir Police, the terrorists’ weapons were two handguns and an AK-47 rifle.