J-K: Two LeT Terrorists Shot Dead During Encounter In Kupwara, Heavy Firing Continues


During the search of hideouts, terrorists fired upon joint search parties which retaliated, killing two terrorists in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir.

New Delhi: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists including one identified to be from Pakistan were shot dead during an encounter with security forces in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, PTI reported police as saying. The encounter began after the forces launched a joint anti-terror operation by Kupwara Police and the Army's 28 RR, or Rashtriya Rifles on the instance of an arrested terrorist, Showket Ahmed Sheikh, in the Lolab area of Kupwara in north Kashmir. Heavy firing between the terrorists and the security forces is still underway. 

While searching for hideouts, the terrorists started to fire at the personnel, after which the forces retaliated in which the terrorist was shot dead, the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted. 

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"The arrested terrorist also got trapped," the police said, adding the encounter was still underway.

Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar said the killed terrorist has been identified as a Pakistani, linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. 2-3 more terrorists along with arrested terrorist trapped in the ongoing encounter, the IGP added. 

On Saturday, detected and defused a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. after the IED was detected, on the Handwara-Baramulla Road near Ganapora in Langate area of the north Kashmir district, the officials said. A bomb disposal squad was called to the spot which destroyed the explosive device without causing any of loss or damage.

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