Published On: Sun, Sep 10th, 2017

Two LeT terrorists killed in J&K’s Shopian, encounter underway

Srinagar: In the third terror related incident on Saturday, security forces succeeded in killing two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in an ongoing encounter that broke out late in the evening in Shopian district.

The operation in the area is still going on with security reinforcements having been rushed

According to the police, a group of terrorists whose number was between three to five fired at a military vehicle injuring two jawans.

The police official said that the incident occurred in an area between Imam Sahib and Barbugh village of Shopian when hiding terrorists fired at an army vehicle carrying troops. “Army jawans immediately returned the fire at the hiding terrorist and in the ensuing encounter two terrorists were gunned down,” said the police official.

He said that a local girl identified as Nusrat sustained bullet injury in the cross fire and has been shifted to the hospital for treatment.

“The operation in the area is still going on with security reinforcements having been rushed to the spot,” said the police official.

Sources said that the slain terrorists were members of the LeT. An official confirmation is awaited as the encounter continues till reports last came in.

 

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