- Kumar said on Tuesday that the search operations would not stop yet because there were still many places in the bush that needed to be cleared.
- He also said that information from security had told them about two or three terrorists.
Indian security forces killed Uzair Khan, who was the leader of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, and another terrorist, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Vijay Kumar said on Tuesday. This meant that the long battle in Anantnag was over.
The Additional Director General of Police in Kashmir told media that Uzair Khan’s body had been found, but that the other terrorist’s body was still at the site of the fight.
Last Tuesday, the fight began after information showed that terrorists were in the wooded area of Kokernag.
The next day, during the operation, attackers shot and killed Colonel Manpreet Singh, who was in charge of the security unit. Major Ashish Dhonchak was killed, along with a young Jammu and Kashmir Police officer named Humayun Bhat.
Kumar said on Tuesday that the search operations would not stop yet because there were still many places in the bush that needed to be cleared.
Kumar told people not to go near the area because there could be live grenades there. He also said that information from security had told them about two or three terrorists. “It’s possible that somewhere we’ll find the third body. “So, we’ll keep looking,” the top officer said.
In the meantime, another man has died during the seven-day battle. On Monday evening, the body of 27-year-old Sepoy Pradeep Singh was found. He had been missing since September 13.