Hybrid Militant Killed In Encounter In South Kashmir’s Anantnag: Police

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Srinagar- A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) hybrid militant, accompanying a police party for identifying a hideout, was killed during an encounter in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Sunday, police said.

Government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Cheki Dudoo area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district early Sunday morning following specific input about the presence of militants there, the police said.

“When search party reached towards the suspected hideout, terrorists opened fire which hit one accused, hybrid terrorist of LeT Sajjad Tantray of Kulgam, who was with search party for identification of hideout. He was rushed to SDH Bijbehara where doctors declared him brought dead,” Kashmir Zone Police wrote on Twitter.

The police said Tantray was involved in the killing of a migrant labourer on November 13 at Rakhmomen, Bijbehara.

It said the investigation is going on to arrest more militant associates of this module.

Hybrid militants are unlisted radicalised people who carry out militant strikes and slip back into their routine lives often without leaving any trace.

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