A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Ishfaq Paddar was killed in an encounter with security forces in Tantrypora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday.
According to the reports, the terrorist killed in the encounter has been identified as Ishfaq Paddar, a resident of Machiwa. Ishfaq was involved in the killings of Lt. Umar Fayaz, a Kashmiri Army officer.
On May 10, a bullet-ridden body of a 22-year-old Fayaz was found in Shopian district's Herman area in South Kashmir.
After the encounter of Fayaz, mobile internet services were temporarily suspended in Shopian and Kulgam districts in wake of protests.
J&K: The LeT terrorist Ishfaq Padder gunned down by security forces in Kulgam's Tantrypora was involved in killing of Lt Umar Fayaz.— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2017
Earlier on Friday, Terrorists had attacked a bus of security personnel in Srinagar’s Pantha Chowk. Five policemen were injured in the attack. one succumbed to injuries.
The bus carrying personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police came under fire from the militants in the evening. The vehicle was going from Bemina to Zewan, a police official said.
J&K: Encounter begins between security forces & terrorists in Kulgam's Tantrypora. One terrorist killed. Encounter underway. pic.twitter.com/TQwS0N5hsh— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2017