LeT militant killed as police repulses attack on picket in Anantnag

Srinagar, Sep 8: Alert police guards foiled an attack on a picket and killed a militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Anantnag district in the wee hours on Saturday, a police spokesman said.

He said the militants attacked a police picket at Achabal in Anantnag which was successfully repulsed by the alert jawans on duty.

In the retaliatory action, a militant was killed , he said.

Some arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militant, who was identified Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Tatripora, Yaripora in Kulgam district, the spokesperson added..

Bilal had joined LeT three months before. His involvement was also established in a weapon snatching case earlier. He was involved in carrying out militant attacks on the security forces and civilian atrocities in the area.

He said a jawan was also injured in the encounter who has been evacuated to a nearby hospital.

From the spot, two cars have been also seized by police, which were apparently used by the militants.

Police have registered a case in this regard and investigation in the matter is in progress.

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