Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists involved in the killing of two migrant workers were killed in an encounter between the terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday, officials said.
"Police and Army neutralised LeT district commander (Gulzar Ahmad Reshi) of Kulgam and one other, who were involved in killings of two poor labourers from Bihar on October 17 at Wanpoh," police tweeted quoting IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
The J&K Police acted on specific information about the presence of terrorists in Dragar, Chillipora, District Shopian, and a joint cordon and search operation was launched. A call for surrender and to lay down arms was made to the terrorists, but the trapped terrorists refused to surrender.
Two terrorists were killed after the security forces retaliated against the firing initiated by the terrorists. An AK rifle, and one UBGL were recovered from the encounter site. Two terrorists killed at Devsar, Kulgam were identified as Imran Nabi Dar of Redwani kulgam and Gulzar Ahmad Reshi of Gufbal Quimoh, Kulgam.
In the firing, one soldier was injured and two others received minor injuries. All three soldiers were air evacuated to the nearest Military Hospital, where Sep Karnveer Singh succumbed to his injuries. The other two injured soldiers are stable and out of any danger.
Sep Karnveer Singh, 44 Rashtriya Rifles was 25 years old and belonged to Village Daldal, and is survived by his mother.
Crackdown on terror in Kashmir
Earlier on Wednesday, a terrorist identified as Adil Ahmad Wani involved in the killing of a carpenter from Uttar Pradesh was among the two terrorists eliminated in an encounter between terrorists and security forces at Dragad area in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.