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Top Lashkar commander among three militants slain in Sopore gunfight

One of the most wanted militants Mudasir Pandit and a Pakistani ultra were among three rebels killed in an overnight encounter with armed forces in the Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said the encounter took place in the Gund Brath area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district.

The encounter had started late on Sunday night as the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following information about the presence of at least three militants, including Pandit, in the area.

“Pandit who was involved in #killing of 03 policemen, 02 councillors & 02 civilians recently and other several crimes got killed in Sopore #encounter,” the IGP tweeted. Pandit was wanted by security forces in many cases, including the killing of two BJP councillors and a policeman during a meeting in Sopore in March this year.

The IGP said Pandit’s killing was a major relief for the local population.

Another militant has been identified as a Pakistani national.

“Foreign #terrorist identified as Asrar @ Abdullah a resident of #Pakistan was active since 2018 in North Kashmir,” Kumar said.

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