Week-Long Anantnag Encounter Concludes with Recovery of Lashkar Commander’s Body: J&K Police

The joint anti-terror operation in the Garol forests in the Anantnag district has ended, additional DGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.

The week-long joint anti-terror operation in the Garol forests in the Anantnag district has ended, additional DGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Tuesday but the search operation will continue. Kumar said that the body recovered on Monday has been identified as that of Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Uzair Khan. The body of another terrorist has been seen but is yet to be recovered, he added.

“The search will continue as a lot of area is to be covered where there are blind shells which are to be destroyed,” the ADG said. “We had information of two-three terrorists. We will continue the search to look if there is a third terrorist,” he said.

The police officer also advised people against going into the area as there may be live grenades and shells.

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