Kashmir police claim two out of three LeT militants killed in Sopore are locals

Two of the three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants killed in a gunfight with security forces in Sopore town of the Kashmir Valley on Saturday have been identified as locals, police said.

Security personnel take positions during a gun battle with suspected militants at the Army camp in Nagrota in Jammu on Tuesday. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The third militant killed in the operation conducted jointly by the police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Amargarh area is yet to be identified, a police officer said here.

Early on Saturday, the police had reported of killing of three LeT militants.

Javaid Ahmad Dar, a resident of Baramulla town, and Abid Hamid Mir, a resident of Bandipora, were the local militants killed in the gunfight, the official said.

"Three AK-47 rifles and two magazines have been recovered from them."

A police constable has also been injured in the gunfight.

He has been rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors described his condition as stable.

Published Date: Aug 05, 2017 11:43 AM | Updated Date: Aug 05, 2017 13:53 PM

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