Srinagar, September 02: A militant was killed during an encounter in Tantray Pora village of Kulgam district.
On specific input, a joint team of Police Kulgam and 62 Rashtriya Rifles laid an ambush to trap the dreaded LeT terrorist. The militant tried to escape and fired indiscriminately. The fire was retaliated during which one terrorist identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Padder son of Abdul Rehman Padder resident of Manchewa Yaripora of Kulgam district who was associated with LeT outfit was killed.
The slain militant was involved in the brutal killing of 22-year-old Army officer Umar Fayaz in Shopian. The newly commissioned Lieutenant Umar Fayaz was abducted and killed by LeT militant in May, when he was attending a wedding of relative in Shopian.
Ishfaq Ahmad Padder was also involved in bank robberies at Kader branches of J&K Bank and Ellaquai Dehati Bank. Besides, he was also involved in firing incident on Police Station Yaripora.
One AK 47 rifle, two AK 47 magazines, 42 AK 47 rounds and 01 pouch was seized from the slain militant .