A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was killed during an attack at a police picket in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district earlier today, police said. A soldier was also injured in the attack, they said.
Police said that the terrorist was killed after police foiled a weapon-snatching bid in Achabal area. The police are yet to ascertain the identity of the terrorist and are searching the area to arrest the other terrorists who escaped during the shootout.
The injured soldier was shifted to hospital. He is stable.
“A weapon was recovered from the victim who has been identified as Bilal Ahmad of Yaripora village. A policeman was also injured in the encounter,” an official was quoted by IANS news agency.
According to the police, Ahmad had joined the LeT outfit three months ago. He was involved in a number of terrorist attacks on the security forces.