Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's Son Killed With Four Other Militants In Hajin Encounter

Jerome Frank
November 19, 2017

Six terrorists including a nephew of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi were killed on Saturday evening in a massive operation carried out by security forces in Kashmir's Bandipora district.

During the encounter, clashes erupted in the area between locals and government forces.

Troops also retaliated and in the ensuing exchange of fire, five militants were killed, he said. All the slain militants, including top commander Mahmood Bhai are Pakistani. An Indian Air Force Garud commando was also killed and another army soldier was injured in the gunfight. Total of 6 LeT militants eliminated.

At least five terrorists were neutralised by security forces during an encounter in north Kashmir's Bandipora district today.

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"The encounter is now finished and was a success", the region's police chief Shesh Paul Vaid said. "Weapons and ammunition recovered".

An Air Force commando, who was also part of the operation, lost his life. It was in this village that Commanding Officer of CRPF 45 Bn Chetan Cheetah had got critically injured even as three soldiers of Army got killed and 8 personnel injured on February 14, 2017. The cordon led to a gunfight in which six militants and the IAF commando were killed.

In last few months this is one of the biggest operation conducted by the security forces. The Lashkar leadership has been killed in southern districts of Kashmir where its commanders and key militants including Junaid Matto, Abu Ismail and Arif Lelhari fell previous year.

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