LeT has been accused of attacking navy and civilian targets in India, most notably the 2001 Indian Parliament assault and the 2008 Mumbai assaults.

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 02:15 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir Police has recognized one of many two terrorists killed Wednesday night time in Sopore as a high Lashkar commander, concerned within the killing of two councillors in March this 12 months. The different one has been recognized as a neighborhood who joined terrorist ranks very not too long ago. The duo was killed in an operation launched on Tuesday afternoon.

Police stated Hamas alias Asrar was a Pakistani citizen, who was affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and energetic in areas reminiscent of Zaingeeer, Warpora, Hatlangoo, Brath, Darpora, Bomai, Zaloora and Nathipora.

“He was active since 2018, being in the list of top 60 militants released by the JKP [police] recently, and was instrumental in misleading the youth… to join terrorist organisations,” stated Kashmir inspector basic (IG) Vijay Kumar.

LeT is an Islamist jihadist group based mostly in Pakistan. It was based in 1987 by Hafiz Sayeed, one among India’s most wished terrorists. LeT has been accused of attacking navy and civilian targets in India, most notably the 2001 Indian Parliament assault and the 2008 Mumbai assaults. It is designated as a terrorist organisation by India, UN and the United States.

Kumar stated Hamas was concerned in a number of terror associated offences which embrace grenade throwing on safety institutions and the latest killing of two councillors Peer Riyaaz and Peer Shamsuddin together with a particular safety officer (SPO) Shafaat Ahmed on March 29.

Six circumstances had been registered towards the Pakistan based mostly terrorist, he added.

The different militant killed within the encounter was recognized as Waseem Nazir Lone of Hathlangoo, Sopore. Police stated Lone was concerned in stone pelting and labored as an over floor employee for the fear group earlier than he went lacking and joined Lashkar just a few days in the past.

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