In a major success, security forces in Baramulla have so far on Thursday neutralised two terrorists, including a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Yousuf Kantroo, who was involved in recent killing of civilians, an Army soldier and his brother who was police SPO. Kantroo had also killed BDC Chairman Sardar Bhupinder Singh on 23 September 2020 in his own native place in Khag area.
Four Army personnel and a policeman were injured during the encounter, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.
Three soldiers were injured during the initial encounter that broke out in the morning at Malwah in north Kashmir’s Baramulla. The soldiers recieved minor injuries, said Vijay Kumar.
Based on specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in Malwah, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area. The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired upon the forces, who retaliated.
LeT commander’s killing is “a big success for us”, said the IGP.
The Kashmir zone police reported that incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the terrorists who were killed. A senior police official said three more terrorists are believed to be trapped in the area.