JK: LeT commander Waseem Shah, another terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter

Two Lashkar-e Taiba Militants Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Pulwama

A top Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) militant Waseem Shah, along with an accomplice, was killed in a fire-fight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's southern Pulwama district on Saturday. Lashkar's district commander for Shopian, Waseem Shah, was killed along with an associate Nasir Ahmad Mir at Litter village of Pulwama in a gun fight.

The sources said the attack seems to have been carried out in retaliation after the death of Lashkar commander Shah in an operation in Litter village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district. The area of the encounter had been cordoned off, Jammu and Kashmir police said.

As the security personnel closed in on their hide-out, the militants opened fire triggering the gunfight.

A civilian also died in firing by security forces on a mob that had taken to the streets to protest the death of the militants.

According to local Kashmiri media, the protesters raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

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A police spokesman said the policemen were returning to Kulgam after dropping PDP MLA Abdul Majid Padder at his residence in Noorabal in Damhal Hanjipora when militants attacked their vehicle at Nadimarg morh in Kulgam in the evening.

Indian police and troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring dozens of them.

"A joint operation was launched by the army, police and the CRPF".

Meanwhile, the puppet authorities have suspended mobile internet services in Pulwama district to prevent people from sharing information about the situation in Litter area.

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