Pulwama, Oct 17: Jammu and Kashmir police Saturday said that a militant killed in an encounter at Larnoo area of Anantnag district has been identified as Lashkar-e-Toiba’s IED expert from Pakistan.
In a statement to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), police said on a specific input regarding presence of militant in Larnoo area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 19RR and 164Bn CRPF in the area.
“During the search operation, as the presence of militant got ascertained he was given the opportunity to surrender, however he fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter,” the statement said.
It said that in the ensuing encounter, one foreign militant was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. “He has been identified as Nasir alias Shakeel Saab alias alias Shak Bhai, A Category militant and an IED expert affiliated with LeT outfit.
“Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other crimes,” the statement said. “In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Larnoo and investigation has been initiated,” the statement said.
“People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials,” if any.