After a 7-day-long mega stretch of back to back encounters in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, finally the security forces laid their hands on Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Uzair Khan and killed him on Tuesday, an official said.
According to ADGP Police Vijay Kumar, "Security officials also recovered a weapon from the killed terrorist, along with the body of another man."
ADGP Police Vijay Kumar said the LeT commander Uzair Khan has been killed, with the recovery of his weapon. Additionally, another militant's lifeless body has been discovered. The Anantnag encounter has concluded, but the search operation continues.#KokernagEncounter pic.twitter.com/swZietHFg0— Nadeem Cyclist (@nadeemcyclist) September 19, 2023
The officer declared that with Uzair Khan’s death, the seven-day long encounter has concluded.
“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,” ADGP Police Vijay Kumar said.
Kumar further added," We are yet to search at many places as there may be many blind cells, which we aim to destroy. We appeal the people to not go to the spot as there is possibility of presence of grenades. We got the information that there were 2-3 terrorists, and it is likely that they will recover the dead body of the third. The search is still underway."
Yesterday, two bodies were found from the forest area. One of the deceased was identified as Pradeep, the soldier killed by the terrorists on Wednesday while the identity of the other deceased is being ascertained.
Previously, Colonel Manpreet Singh, Commanding Officer, 19 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Ashish Dhonchak and Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat were killed by the terrorists on Wednesday.