Forces Gun Down Two Pak-backed LeT Terrorists In J&K's Awantipora, 5 CRPF Men Martyred

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Two terrorists have been gunned down in Awantipora in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Both the terrorists are linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba. Five CRPF jawans have been martyred in the gunfight.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

Two terrorists have been gunned down in Awantipora in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Both the terrorists are linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba. Five CRPF jawans have been martyred in the gunfight. 

The encounter had begun on Thursday night after the terrorists attacked security forces.

DGP Dilbag Singh while briefing the media spoke about the terrorists' activities in Kashmir and the encounter.

"An operation was launched in Awantipora last night in which the Army, Police, CRPF had participated. Two militants were killed in the fire fight. they were linkjed to LeT.  The first one was Irfan Ahmad Degu alias Abu Zarar, a resident of Naina Litter Pulwama, and the second one was Tasaduk Amin Shah of Kadlabal, Pampore. They have been active in the region for a long time and have been involved in terrorist related activities and have had several criminal cases lodged against them. We have found a lot of criminal material from them," he said.

Images from the encounter from earlier on Friday.

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On Wednesday, in a terror attack, a police post was targetted in South Kashmir's Anantnag. 

Five CRPF Jawan has been reportedly martyred and three others were injured in the terror attack have been taken to a Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment. Republic TV sources have confirmed Pakistan's complicity in the Anantnag terror attack on Wednesday. 

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Al Umar Mujahideen, a small terror outfit based in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) had claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Anantnag. But agencies contradicting the claim have suspected the role of  Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the attack.

In another attempt to shield terror organisations based in Pakistan, the country reportedly used Al Umar Mujahideen's name as a fig leaf for a terror attack perpetrated by LeT.  

READ | Pakistan's Role In Anantnag Terror Attack Exposed; Little-known Group That Claimed Responsibility A Fig Leaf For LeT, Suspect Agencies 

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