Kashmir police chief says slain LeT militant was behind killing 6 cops

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Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police chief S.P. Vaid on Saturday congratulated the security forces for killing top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Bashir Lashkari who was involved in the killing of six policemen, including an officer, last month.

“I congratulate police and other security forces for carrying out the encounter,” Director General of Police (DGP) Vaid said.

“Lashkari was involved in martyrdom of six policemen,” the state police chief said.

The top LeT commander was responsible for the killing of the six policemen, including Station House Officer (SHO) Feroz Dar last month in Achabal.

Bashir Ahmad Wani alias Bashir Lashkari was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Brenthi Batapora village of Anantnag district on Saturday.

He belonged to Sopshali village of Kokernag area in the same district.

The other LeT militant killed with Lashkari was Azad Malik alias Dada of Arwani village in Anantnag district.

–IANS

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