Jaish terrorist killed in encounter in north Kashmir’s Baramulla

WION jammu and kashmir Jun 22, 2019, 07.23 PM(IST) Written By: Ieshan Bashir Wani

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Acting on credible inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, a joint team of the Indian army and Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned the area, to look for the hiding terrorists

A Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces in north Kashmir’s Bujthalan Boniyar area in Baramulla district after a brief exchange of fire. 

Acting on credible inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, a joint team of the Indian army and Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned the area, to look for the hiding terrorists. 

Police said that during the searches, terrorists fired on the joint forces, triggering an encounter. 

“In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of encounter. From the incriminating material recovered from the site of encounter, the killed terrorist has been identified as a foreigner from Pakistan and is believed to be from proscribed terror outfit JeM,” police said in a statement.

JeM terrorist

 According to sources in the police, the slain militant has been identified as Luqman, a Pakistani terrorist, who was associated JeM outfit. He according to sources was active for one year in different areas of north Kashmir after managing to infiltrate. 

Police have also recovered incriminating material including arms and ammunition from the site of encounter. The police are also looking at the records of his involvement in different terror crimes in the state.