Top LeT commander among two militants killed in Pampore encounter: Police

Say committed to hunt down those who try to create fear among masses

Say committed to hunt down those who try to create fear among masses

Srinagar, Oct 16 (KNS): Two militants including a top LeT commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey have been killed in the ongoing encounter in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said here on Saturday.

An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that two militants have been killed in the encounter, while search operation is going on in the area. 

Kashmir zone Police in a Tweet said that Khandey was involved in the killing of two police personnel in Baghat area of Srinagar. 

“LeT #terrorist Umar Mustaq Khandey who martyred our 2 colleagues SgCT Mohammad Yousf and Ct Suhail Ah in Baghat Srinagar while they were having tea, #neutralised in Drangbal, #Pampore. Amongst various other crimes of the terrorists, this stands out as most unforgivable,” police Tweeted.

The Police said that they are committed to neutralise those who are trying to create fear among the masses.

“We are committed to #hunt down these #terrorists who try to create fear among masses and spread mischief & tumult in the valley. Such elements and their name should be excised from society,” the police Tweeted.

Earlier, an encounter broke out between militants and security in Drangbal area of Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Encounter has started at Drangbal area of #Pampore, #Awantipora. Police & Security Forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” the Police had Tweeted. (KNS)

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