Two LeT militants shot dead 100 meters from LoC
New Delhi : Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists who were trying to enter Jammu and Kashmir from LoC were shot dead barely 100 meters from it, a senior officer informed.
The terrorists are believed to be a part of Pakistan's strategy of igniting violence and hatred in Jammu and Kashmir.
One of the two terrorists has been identified as 23-year-old Idrees Ahmad Bhat, a local from Kupwara’s Handwara area. “We believe the two are part of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba ,” a senior police officer said.
Assault rifle, hundreds of bullets, a pistol made in China and four grenades have been recovered from the two terrorists. The grenades based on Austrian technology that had been made by Pakistan’s ordnance factory, are concrete evidence that links the terrorists to the Pakistan army and government, said a top J&K police officer.
The similar grenades were used during the Parliament attack in 2001. The 480-gram anti-personnel grenade is filled with 95 gram of highly explosive organic compound PETN and 5,000 steel balls, designed to kill or maim everyone in a 20-metre radius.
The authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have become extra cautious as the anniversary of abrogation of special status to the UT comes close.