The LeT terrorist behind the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit Sanjay Sharma in February was among two terrorists today killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
An Army spokesman said that on receipt of intelligence inputs from agencies about presence of two unidentified terrorists in general area village Alishahpur, Shopian, a joint search operation was launched by the Indian Army and JKP on intervening night of 09/10 October.
The area was cordoned by the security forces to carry out search. At around 01:00 AM the terrorists opened fire on the security forces which resulted in a fire fight. Two terrorists were neutralised during the operations. The slain terrorists have been identified as Morifat Maqbool and Jazim Farooq, both from LET. It has also been learnt from police sources that Jazim Farooq alias Abrar was involved in killing of Sanjay Sharma a Kashmiri Pandit in Pulwama on 26 February this year. Two AK Series rifles, one pistol and other war like stores have been recovered.
This has once again brought to fore the nefarious designs of Pakistan in supporting terrorists and trying to disrupt peace and development in Kashmir. The high level of synergy between security forces and intelligence agencies has once again proved to be very effective in elimination of terrorists in hinterland, the spokesman added.