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J&K: Two labourers from UP killed in grenade attack in Shopian; LeT 'hybrid terrorist' arrested

J&K: The labourers, identified as Monish Kumar and Ram Sagar, both residents of Kannauj, UP were gravely injured and were rushed to the hospital where they succumbed.

Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: October 18, 2022 11:29 IST
Shopian, Shopian terrorist arrested, Jammu and Kashmir
Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Terrorist accused of lobbing grenade in Shopian held


  • The terrorist was identified as Imran Bashir Ganie of Harmen
  • He was arrested from Shopian on Monday
  • The area was cordoned off by the Jammu and Kashmir Police

Jammu and Kashmir: Two migrant labourers were killed after terrorists hurled a grenade at them in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Tuesday, police said.

Taking to Twitter, Kashmir Zone Police said, "Terrorists hurled a grenade in Shopian's Harmen area, injuring two labourers Monish Kumar and Ram Sagar."

"Both were residents of Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj. They were shifted to the hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries," the police said. 

A local "hybrid terrorist" of the proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was arrested for the attack during a search and cordon operation, they said.

The arrested terrorist was identified as Imran Bashir Ganie from Harmen.

"Hybrid terrorists" are unlisted radicalised people who carry out terror strikes and slip back into their routine lives often without leaving any trace.

The area was cordoned off, police said.

Terrorists killed in separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir 

Earlier this month, two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) linked terrorists were killed during an encounter in Anantnag.

According to Kashmir Zone Police, the terrorists were involved in several terror crime cases.

"Two local categorised terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT killed in the encounter. They were involved in several terror crime cases," Kashmir Zone Police said. 

Earlier, one terrorist was killed in an encounter in the Tangpawa area of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag the police said. 

In another incident, four terrorists were eliminated in two separate encounters conducted in a joint operation launched by the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police in the Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Three terrorists were killed in an encounter in the Drach area of the Shopian district, police said.

Another local terrorist was killed in the encounter in the Moolu area of Shopian.

One soldier was injured in the exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces.

In the first encounter that broke in the Drach area of Shopian, three local terrorists linked with the proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed.

(With inputs from agencies)

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