Handwara encounter: Top LeT commander among two killed in Handwara: IGP

Handwara encounter: Top LeT commander among two killed in Handwara: IGP


He was mastermind behind killing of 6 CRPF personnel in recent attacks in North


Srinagar, Aug 19 : Top LeT commander Naseer ud Din Lone of Sopore was among two militants who were killed in an encounter at Ganipora Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar told GNS that Naseer-u-din Lone was involved in killing of 3 CRPF troopers at Sopore on 18 April of this year and 3 CRPF jawans at Handwara on 04th May this year.

Official sources told GNS that Naseer ud din was leading the group of militants who attacked security forces in Sopore and Handwara in which 06 CRPF troopers were killed. The other slain militant is believed to be from Pakistan, the officials said.

Earlier, a joint team Police, army’s 32 RR and CRPF launched a joint cordon-and-search operation in the area, there was firing upon the team from militants hiding in the area.

The fire was retaliated, triggering of an encounter, they added.(GNS)


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