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Three Lashkar commanders killed in Sopore: DGP | India News


SRINAGAR: Three of the main Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed in an encounter in Sopore, in the Baramulla district of northern Kashmir, on Monday, DGP Dilbag Singh said.
All three were wanted commanders from the Lashkar-e-Taiba team who had carried out two major attacks in the area since March 29 this year, DG Singh added.
At a joint press conference on Monday, Jammu and Kashmir Police Director General (DGP) Dilbag Singh said that Operation Sopore was a very important operation for the police and security forces.
“The operation was carried out jointly by the police, the army and the CRPF. IGP Kashmir and GoC (Kilo Force) were personally monitoring the operation,” said DGP.
“In the encounter, three wanted terrorist commanders were killed, which is a great success for the police and security forces.”
The DGP said the three were senior commanders of the Lashkar-e-Taiba team: Mudasir Pandit, against whom there were 18 FIRs housed in various police stations, a foreigner Abdullah alias Asrar, who worked with Mudasir for a long time and the third Khursheed. Mir from Brath Kalan, Sopore, against whom there were six FIRs.
“All three were involved in many terrorism-related incidents that included the killing of civilians, security force personnel, former terrorists, Sarpanchs and Hurriyat / separatist leaders / activists in northern Kashmir,” the DGP said.
“The group was also involved in two major attacks in the Sopore area: the first on March 29 in which two municipal councilors and a policeman were killed and another in which two policemen and two civilians were killed in the main market of Sopore el June 12. “DG Singh said.
IGP Kashmir range Vijay Kumar, who was also present at the press conference, said that the killed terrorists were hiding in a house. “I urge the families of the terrorists not to give shelter to the active terrorists. They then blame the police for misbehaving with them. The families of the terrorists should refrain from providing food and shelter to the active terrorists,” said the IGP.

He said the three slain terrorist commanders were involved in two major attacks carried out in the area in the past three months.
Police have recovered two AK-47s and other weapons and ammunition from the possession of the slain terrorists, the IG said.
“The police had circulated posters showing the images of the three wanted commanders. This helped us track their movement. In this process, the locals assisted us and cooperated with us,” the IGP said.
He said two things are destroying the youth of Kashmir, consuming narcotics and falling prey to indoctrination. “I urge parents to turn to parental controls and see where their children spend their days and what activities they participate in,” the IGP said.
The commanding general officer of the Army Kilo Force, HS Sahi, who was also present at the press conference, said that Operation Sopore was carried out in a built-up area which is always somewhat difficult. “We make sure there is no collateral damage. A soldier received a gunshot wound to the shoulder, who was evacuated to the base hospital where his condition is stable,” he said.
The GoC Kilo Force said the main objective of the army is to break the local-foreign terror nexus and plug up recruitment to prevent further bloodshed in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police Director General (DGP) Dilbag Singh said that many foreign terrorists are still present in the Valley, but are hiding.
He said that this year only two foreign terrorists were killed in the Sopore area of ​​Baramulla district in northern Kashmir.
On infiltration, he said that the new ceasefire pact between the Indian and Pakistani armies in February this year has helped to control infiltration to a great extent. “We welcome that,” he said.
On the presence of terrorists in Srinagar city, DGP said, “We have seen one or two incidents in Srinagar. We cannot filter 100 percent of the terrorist movement, but in the near future, we will also launch good operations in Srinagar city.”

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