Lashkar commander, aide killed in Pulwama

Isaac Cain
October 15, 2017

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief on Saturday hailed the security forces for killing terrorist Wasim Shah who belonged to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in a fierce encounter in a village in the Pulwama district.

"Waseem Shah was Lashkar's district commander and one of the 'notorious'militants operating in South Kashmir".

Security forces launched an early morning operation after receiving intelligence input that the rebels were present in Litter village of Pulwama district of India's Jammu and Kashmir state.

Shah, a college drop-out, was responsible for recruiting young people to join the Lashkar-e-Taiba, police sources said. "Well done JKP boys and other SF (security forces)", he tweeted. "In the ensuing gunfight, two LeT militants including a top commander were killed", the IGP said. His associate Nisar had joined terrorists ranks this year.

After the gunfight ended, the locals especially youth took to roads and staged protest demonstration.

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The protesters raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

Reports said that the funeral prayers of Wasim Shah were offered at least five times in Heff village to accommodate the rush of people who were marching from different areas of south Kashmir. One of the deceased has been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Mir, who was rushed to the SMHS Hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries.

A police spokesman while confirming killing of civilian said he lost life in cross firing.

After the militant attack, police and army men laid siege around the area to nab the attackers.

So far no militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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