Prime Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Saif-ul-lah was among the many two killed in an encounter at Rambagh in Srinagar district on Monday, police mentioned. The gunfight between the terrorists and the safety forces occurred after the forces cordoned off the world and launched a search operation on the premise of a selected details about the presence of terrorists. Because the safety forces zeroed in on the spot the place the terrorists have been hiding they got here below a heavy quantity of fireplace that triggered the encounter.
Chatting with reporters in Srinagar, Director Normal of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh mentioned Saif-ul-lah was a Pakistani terrorist who was concerned in three main terror assaults on the safety forces previously.
“He was concerned in an assault on a CRPF occasion in Budgam through which CRPF Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) was martyred. In a second assault at Kandizal, two CRPF males have been killed and three others have been injured and a 3rd assault at Kandizal carried out on a convoy was repulsed,” he mentioned.
He mentioned this yr to this point the safety forces have carried out 75 anti-terrorist operations through which 180 terrorists have been killed. A complete of 138 terrorists and their associates have been arrested throughout this yr.
“It’s a document in operational achievements, in comparison with final yr the variety of terrorists killed is way more,” he mentioned.
He mentioned a complete of 19 policemen, 21 CRPF jawans and 15 military jawans have been killed in motion throughout this yr.
He mentioned throughout this yr to this point, the Srinagar metropolis has seen eight encounters through which 18 terrorists have been eradicated.
“The Lashkar and different outfits have been looking for a foothold within the metropolis, however because of the intelligence community every time they’ve been capable of finding a foothold within the metropolis, the troops have been capable of find them and maintain them,” he mentioned.
(With company inputs)