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3 LeT Terrorists Gunned Down by Security Forces in Pulwama Encounter

By: Mufti Islah

Edited By: Aditya Nair

CNN-News18

Last Updated: June 22, 2017, 09:03 IST

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The three terrorists have been identified as locals Majid, Shariq and Irshad. Two AK-47 rifles have also been recovered from their possession

Srinagar: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed by security forces in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Thursday. An army officer was also wounded in the incident.

The encounter started on Wednesday evening and lasted for nearly six hours in Kakapora area of Pulwama. This came after an intelligence input that three local boys of Lashkar-e-Taiba were holed up in a house located in a densely populated locality, a police official said.

“The three terrorists have been identified as locals Majid, Shariq and Irshad. Two AK-47 rifles have also been recovered from their possession,” added the official.

The official also said that 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 June 17.

This is the second successful operation against the terror outfit within three days.

On Wednesday, two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Sopore township of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

first published:June 22, 2017, 07:24 IST
last updated:June 22, 2017, 09:03 IST