One of the most wanted militants Mudasir Pandit was among three terrorists killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday.
Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said the encounter took place in the Gund Brath area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district.
"Top LeT terrorist Mudasir Pandit who was involved in killing of three policemen, two councillors and two civilians recently and other several terror crimes got killed in Sopore encounter," IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.
The encounter had started late on Sunday night as the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following information about the presence of at least three militants, including Pandit.
"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 BJP councillors and a policeman during a meeting in Sopore in March this year.
The IGP said Pandit's killing was a major relief for the local population.
Another terrorist has been identified as a Pakistani national.
"Foreign #terrorist identified as Asrar @ Abdullah a resident of #Pakistan was active since 2018 in North Kashmir," Kumar said.
(With IANS Inputs)