LeT terrorist killed in encounter in Srinagar

Army sounded a high alert across Line of Control with army jawans patrolling in Nowgam sector after special forces had carried out "Surgical strike" to destroy 7 launch pads along the Line of Control where teams of terrorists had positioned themselves. Express photo by Shuaib masoodi 30.9.2016

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday killed a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist in an encounter.

According to the police, terrorists fired upon a team of Srinagar police which also retaliated.

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During the ensuing chance encounter, one terrorist was neutralized while another managed to escape.

Police said that according to the identity card recovered from the killed terrorist, he has been identified as Aqib Bashir Kumar of Trenz Shopian and was affiliated with proscribed LeT outfit.

The police have also recovered arms and ammunition.

Five civilians were killed in targeted terror attacks in Kashmir earlier this week.