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3 LeT terrorists, including Rahul Bhat’s killer, neutralised in Kashmir’s Budgam

The encounter operation in progress at the Waterhail area of Budgam (Image courtesy: ANI)

Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including Lateef Rather who was involved in several civilian killings including Rahul Bhat and Amreen Bhat in May, were were killed in an encounter in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

"03 terrorists of terror outfit LeT (TRF) including terrorist Lateef Rather trapped in the ongoing encounter. Terrorist Lateef is involved in several #civilian #killings including Rahul Bhat and Amreen Bhat," (sic) Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet quoting Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir, earlier in the day when the encounter had begun at the Waterhail area of Budgam.

Bodies were being retrieved from the site and incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition was recovered. 

Rather was involved in several civilian killings, including that of Rahul Bhat and Amreen Bhat.

ANI reported earlier that on Sunday a 'hybrid' terrorist of the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was arrested by the Indian Army's 34 RR unit in the Budgam area. The accused arrested has been identified as Arshid Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Sangam Budgam.

The arrests were made by a joint team of Srinagar Police and 2RR at Lawaypura. The officials also seized incriminating materials which include 5 pistols, 5 magazines, and 50 rounds. Two hand grenades were also recovered from the terrorist. (With ANI inputs)

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