Jammu and Kashmir police Saturday said that a militant killed in a gunfight at Larnoo area of Anantnag district has been identified as Lashkar-e-Toiba’s IED expert from Pakistan, reported a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
In a statement, the police said on a specific input regarding presence of militant in Larnoo area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 19 Rashtriya Rifle and 164Bn Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the area.
“During the search operation, as the presence of militant got ascertained he was given the opportunity to surrender, however he fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter,” the statement said.
It said that in the ensuing encounter, one foreign militant was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. “He has been identified as Nasir alias Shakeel Saab alias alias Shak Bhai, A Category militant and an IED expert affiliated with LeT outfit.
“Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other crimes,” the statement said. “In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Larnoo and investigation has been initiated.” (KNO)