Local LeT militant killed in Shopian gunfight: ADGP Kumar

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Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

SHOPIAN — A local Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was killed in a gunfight at Baskuchan village in Imamsahib area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

Quoting Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, the Kashmir Police Zone said that the killed militant has been identified as Naseer Ahmad Bhat of Nowpora Baskuchan area of Shopian, and has been linked with the LeT outfit.

He said that the slain was involved in several terror crimes and recently escaped from an encounter.

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“Killed terrorist identified as Naseer Ahmad Bhat of Nowpora Baskuchan Shopian, linked with LeT terror outfit. Incriminating materials, arms & ammn including AK rifle recovered. He was involved in several terror crimes and recently escaped from an encounter: ADGP Kashmir,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

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