Anantnag, Sep 19: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Uzair Khan and another terrorist were both slain on Tuesday, the seventh day of the Anantnag encounter, an official stated. Authorities suspect the death of a third terrorist and are searching for his body.
In addition, a weapon was found on Uzair Khan’s body, ADGP Kashmir Police Vijay Kumar stated. The seven-day encounter is over now as he is dead, but the search effort will go on, he said.
“LeT commander Uzair Khan has been killed, with the recovery of his weapon. Additionally, another terrorist’s lifeless body has been found. The Anantnag encounter has concluded, but the search operation continues,” ADGP Police Vijay Kumar said.
An encounter between security personnel and militants sheltering in the Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district broke out on Wednesday of last week.
“There is a huge area that remains to be searched. There can be a lot of unexploded shells which will be recovered and destroyed. We appeal to the people not to go to the area,” he added.
Security personnel had received reports that two to three terrorists were there, the ADGP said. “There is a possibility that the third dead body may be somewhere. It will be known after the search is complete,” Kumar said.