LeT militant from Pattan who’d infiltrated recently killed in Bandipora woods, searches on

Srinagar, May 12: A lashker-e-Toiba militant who according to officials had infiltrated in April after exflitration in 2018 was killed in an encounter with a joint team of police and army in woods of Bandipora district on Wednesday, officials said.

“Killed militant has been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Ganai resident of Wussan Pattan, Baramulla,” police said in a tweet, adding,”He (had) exfilitrated in year 2018 and remained there for 3 years & 6 months before infiltrating back in the last week of April”.

Earlier Inspector general of Police Vijay Kumar said one militant has been killed and AK rifle, 03 magazines were recovered. “The killed militant was a part of newly infiltrated militant group. Search for other 02 militants is in progress,” the IGP said.