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3 LeT terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, search operation on



At least three LeT terrorists were killed on Tuesday during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. The police also recovered arms and ammunition and other incrimination materials from the three terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)/The Resistance Front (TRF).

The Kashmir Zone police informed in a tweet, “#ShopianEncounterUpdate: 03 #terrorists of LeT (TRF) killed. Identification being ascertained. #Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered. Search going on. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice.”

The police launched a search operation after the army and police cordoned off the area after getting information about the presence of terrorists. The security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding after which the encounter started.

One of the terrorists, killed in the operation, has been identified as a resident of Ganderbal district, news agency ANI reported quoting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar. He said, “One terrorist has identified as Mukhtar Shah of Ganderbal. He had shifted to Shopian after killing one street hawker Virendra Paswan of Bihar.”

The encounter has started in Tulran, Imam Sahab area of Shopian.

This comes after five Indian Army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), and four soldiers were killed on Monday in a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch. A defence spokesperson said that an anti-surgency operation was launched after intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the wee hours of Monday.

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