Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 18:45 IST
Two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists have been killed in a quick encounter with safety personnel close to the courtroom advanced in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday, police mentioned.
“On a particular enter concerning the motion of terrorists by Budgam, a joint space domination social gathering of the Army and Police tried to cease one suspected car close to the courtroom advanced. Terrorists fired upon and in retaliation two terrorists have been killed,” a police spokesperson said.
Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the slain terrorists were affiliated to proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba and have been identified as Arbaaz Mir and Shahid Sheikh, both from Pulwama district.
Kumar said both the terrorists had escaped from a cordon and search operation last week in the nearby Magam area.
An AK rifle and a pistol were recovered from them, he said.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event, DGP Dilbag Singh said the militants were probably looking for a new hideout after they fled from the previous one last week.
“There was an operation in Redbugh area two days ago in which there was some firefight, but terrorists managed to escape. We were looking for them and check-points had been put up for that.
“We had inputs about their movement in a vehicle. When this vehicle was signalled to stop, terrorists came down and started firing. In the retaliatory fire, two terrorists were killed,” Singh mentioned.
“It is a matter of investigation whether or not they have been headed to Srinagar. Perhaps they have been transferring in search of a brand new hideout after leaving the outdated one,” he added.
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