LeT terrorist involved in CRPF jawan’s killing hunted down in Handwara

Srinagar/ August 19: A prominent Lasker-e- Toiba terrorist involved in the killing of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans in northern Kashmir was eliminated along with another terrorist during a brief shoot out in Handwara Tehsil of district Kupwara last night.

The LeT terrorist has been identified as Naseer-u-Din lone. In a tweet J&K police quoted Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar saying that LeT Commander Naseer-u-din Lone, who was involved in the killing of three CRPF personnel at Sopore on 18/4/20 and 3 CRPF jawans at Handwara on 4/5/20, got killed in Handwara.

The J&K Police said another terrorist is a Pakistani national, who was also involved in the attacks on security forces and civilians. Police has also recovered an AK Assault Rifle that was taken from a CRPF jawan after killing him in Sopore area of Baramulla district.

This is the second encounter in northern Kashmir in last 24 hours. In a two day long operation three terrorists and five security forces personnel were killed in Keeri area of Baramulla district.

Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad is a research scholar based in Jammu & Kashmir.

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