the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir have indicated that
the security forces shot dead seven terrorists, including
a ‘district commander’, of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)
outfit during an encounter at Andrawali dhok under the jurisdiction
of Mandi police station on February 20. At least three terrorists
are reported to have escaped from the incident site. Six AK
rifles with 18 magazines, a pistol, two wireless sets, eight
blankets and a large quantity of eatables were recovered from
the slain terrorists’ possession.
official sources, three cadres of the Al
Badr Mujahideen were killed in an encounter with the security
forces at Hassanpora village in the Anantnag district. A spokesperson
of the Al Badr told the local news agency CNS over telephone
that the outfit’s ‘district commander’ for Anantnag, identified
as Ashfaq Rehmani, was killed in the incident.
charred dead body of a civilian was recovered from Kokernag
in the Anantnag district. According to sources, he had been
abducted by unidentified terrorists from his residence two
days ago and subsequently burnt to death. Separately, terrorists
shot dead a civilian and injured another in the Handwara area
of Kupwara district. Further, a civilian was shot at and injured
by unidentified terrorists at Wandi Booli in the Doda district.
force personnel destroyed a terrorist hideout in the Manuwali
forests of Poonch district and recovered six hand grenades,
and a large quantity of ration. However, no arrests were made
from the hideout.