Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday (5 February).
Acting on specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in the Zakura locality of the city, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there during the night, a police official said.
He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the hiding terrorists fired upon them.
The forces retaliated and an encounter broke out, following which two terrorists were killed.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the terrorists belonged to The Resistance Front (TRF), a front of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.
One of the slain terrorists Ikhlaq Hajam was involved in recent killing of a head constable Ali Mohammad at Hassanpora in J&K's Anantnag.
'Two terrorists of terror outfit LeT/TRF neutralised by Srinagar Police. One of the killed terrorists Ikhlaq Hajam was involved in recent killing of HC Ali Mohd at Hassanpora Anantnag,' the IGP Kashmir said in a tweet.
Further, incriminating materials including two pistols were recovered from the site of the encounter.
(With inputs from PTI)
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