LeT terrorist killed, woman injured in Budgam shootout

SRINAGAR, MAR 25: A militant was killed and a woman injured during a gunfight between security forces and the militants in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.
“On specific inputs regarding the presence of militants, Jammu and Kashmir Police, 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation in Khan Mohalla of Arizal village of Beerwah tehsil in Budgam around midnight,” said a spokesman, in a statement.
He said that during the search operation, one militant while trying to flee came out of the house he was hiding in and fired indiscriminately at the forces.
“In the incident, one lady received injury in thigh,” he said.
The woman, identified as Humaira, was shifted to Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla where her condition is reported to be stable.
He said the militant was killed in retaliatory fire by the forces. “Arms and ammunition have been recovered,” he said.
Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir Police has identified the killed terrorist stating that he belonged to Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit.
Issuing a statement here, police spokesperson said militant killed during intervening night of Saturday in central Kashmir’s Budgam village is Shafat Hussain Wani, son of Mohammad Akbar Wani, resident of Wagoora Baramulla.
“He was affiliated with LeT since April 2017,” the spokesperson said adding that arms and ammunition, mobile phones and Rs. 30000 have been recovered from the slain terrorist. (Agencies)