Security forces kill three LeT militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama
Security forces on Thursday gunned down three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in an encounter that lasted for over six hours in Pulwama district of South Kashmir
Srinagar: Security forces on Thursday gunned down three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in an encounter that lasted for over six hours in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.
The encounter started last evening in Kakapora area of Pulwama following an intelligence input that three local boys, who had joined militant ranks in banned Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group, were holed up in a house located in a densely populated locality, a police official said.
This is the first successful counter-insurgency operation in Pulwama area which is believed to have large presence of local militants aided with a strong-network of over ground workers, he said.
The identity of the three slain militants was being established, he said, adding the successful operation was a big blow to the LeT terror outfit which recently lost its commander Junaid Mattoo in an encounter at Arwin village in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on 17 June.
This is the second successful operation against the terror outfit within three days.
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