On Thursday, police in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district claimed to have killed top LeT insurgent commander Yousuf Kantroo in an ongoing shootout in the Malwan area. According to police, the killed militant was linked to the recent killings of a SPO and his brother, as well as a soldier and a civilian in central Kashmir’s Budgam, according to police.
In a #Baramulla #encounter, top LeT #terrorist Commander Yousuf Kantroo was murdered. The latest killings of a JKP SPO and his brother, one soldier, and one civilian in Budgam area show that he was involved in a number of #murders of civilians and SFs. Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police, “IGP Kashmir,” said in a statement.
After getting a tip that there were terrorists in the area, security personnel closed off the area early this morning.
As many as three soldiers and a civilian were injured during this initial confrontation.
Police later tweeted that the second militant had been killed in the battle.
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