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Lateef Tiger among three militants killed in encounter in J-K's Shopian district

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The Police achieved a breakthrough Friday after alias 'Lateef Tiger', who was an associate of slain Wani, was killed along with two other militants in an encounter in poll-bound district, officials said.

The encounter took place at the Imam Sahib area of the south district following a cordon and there in the early hours of Friday, they said.

Officials added that after a brief exchange of fire, the cordon was strengthened to prevent the militants from escaping.

"Three militants have been killed in the operation," an engaged in the operation said.

The killed militants included Lateef Tiger, who had joined militancy in 2014. He had been arrested and was subsequently out on bail.

He was supposed to appear before a after completion of his bail but the accused failed to appear and later in October 2014, he was seen moving along side Mujahideen terrorists.

The militant was accused of being involved in many killings, including that of sarpanchs in south

"He was one of the last surviving vintage model of terrorists. After his elimination, the old of militants only include and Zakir Moosa," the said.

had been associated with Wani, the poster boy of terror group Mujahideen.

After Wani's death in July 2016, he became a close aide of Naikoo, who is the so-called operational of at present.

Clashes between protestors and law enforcing personnel broke out near the after some people hurled stone at security forces engaged in the anti-militancy operation, the officials said.

They said two persons suffered in the security forces' action to chase away the miscreants.

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First Published: Fri, May 03 2019. 18:15 IST
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