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Jammu and Kashmir: 2 LeT terrorists killed during Srinagar encounter, press card recovered from one of them Srinagar Encounter
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Jammu and Kashmir: 2 LeT terrorists killed during Srinagar encounter, press card recovered from one of them

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Mar 2022, 08:51 am

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists, which included one of them carrying a press card, were killed during an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city, officials said on Wednesday.

He was identified as Rayees Ahmad Bhat.

Police said he was a former journalist who had joined the militant organisation in August last year.

Police said an encounter broke out at Rainawari area of old Srinagar when forces launched an anti-militancy operation following an input about militant presence.

"The hiding terrorists opened fire triggering an encounter. In the gun battle two terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed," a police officer told UNI.

Apart from Bhat, the other slain terrorist was identified as  Hilal Ahmad Rah.

Kashmir Police Zone tweeted: "#SrinagarEncounterUpdate: Killed terrorist (Rayees Ah Bhat) was earlier a journalist &was running online news portal 'ValleyNews Service' in Anantnag. Joined terrorist ranks in 8/2021 &was categorised 'C' in our list. 02 FIRs are already registered against him for terror crimes."

Security forces have shot dead 13 militants in nine gunfights in Kashmir this month.