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LeT terrorist among two shot dead in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 08, May 2022, 17:03 pm IST | UPDATED: 08, May 2022, 17:05 pm IST

LeT terrorist among two shot dead in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: Two terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday (May 8, 2022), police said, adding that a Pakistani terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was among two ultras. 

The encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Cheyan Devsar area of the south Kashmir district following inputs about the presence of terrorists, a police official said.

In the ensuing exchange of fire, two terrorists were killed, the official said.

Earlier, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, had said one of the trapped ultras was a Pakistani. "01 #Pakistani #terrorist (Haider) of LeT terror outfit & a local terrorist trapped in on-going #encounter," Kumar said on Twitter.

Kumar also informed that Haider had been active in North Kashmir for more than two years and is involved in several terror crimes.

Encounter has started at Cheyan Devsar area of Kulgam. Police and Army on the job. Further details shall follow," the police had tweeted.