Three terrorists, including a top commander of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, were killed in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore, the police said.
Mudasir Pandit, who was wanted for several terror crimes, was killed along with two other terrorists in an overnight encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district, they said.
Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said the encounter took place in Gund Brath area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district. “Killing of LeT commander Mudasir is a big relief for the local population,” he said, adding that the terrorist was involved in the death of councillors and civilians.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation late on Sunday night in the area following information about the presence of at least three terrorists, including Pandit, in the area.
“Top LeT #terrorist Mudasir Pandit who was involved in #killing of 03 policemen, 02 councillors & 02 civilians recently and other several #terror crimes got killed in Sopore #encounter,” the IGP tweeted.
Top LeT #terrorist Mudasir Pandit who was involved in #killing of 03 policemen, 02 councillors & 02 civilians recently and other several #terror crimes got killed in Sopore #encounter: IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar@JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) June 20, 2021
Pandit was wanted by security forces in many cases, including the killing of two Municipal councillors and a policeman during a meeting in Sopore in March this year.
Last week two policemen and two civilians were also killed during a terrorist attacker in Sopore. Police say Pandit and his accomplice were involved in the attack.