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Lashkar commander slain in Anantnag gunfight

A commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit, who was involved in several attacks on the armed forces, was killed in an encounter in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

The slain was identified as Nisar Ahmad Dar alias Musaib, resident of Redwani Bala, Kulgam, a police spokesman said.

Acting on specific information regarding the presence of the militants in village Sirhama, armed forces had launched a cordon and search operation there, he said.

As the search party approached his hideout, the militants fired indiscriminately at the forces personnel who retaliated.

“In the ensuing encounter, the hiding militant was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of the encounter,” the spokesman said.

According to police records, the slain ultra was active since April last year.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said the slain was involved in several killings of outside laborers. Besides, he was also involved in grenade lobbing attacks on forces.

“For his activities, many FIRs were already registered against him. He was also instrumental in motivating youth to join militant ranks, thereby attempting to revive militancy,” the spokesman said.

“Incriminating materials, arms, and ammunition have been recovered from the site of the encounter,” the spokesman said.

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