Published On: Thu, Jul 19th, 2018

LeT terrorist killed in J&K’s Handwara encounter, operation underway

Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.

He said that the operation was still in progress

According to a senior police official, the neutralised terrorist was identified as a Pakistani national.

He said that the encounter started in Batapora village of Handwara area of Kupwara district after a joint patrol of the security forces, searching the area following inputs about the presence of terrorists, came under fire from the hiding terrorists.

The police official said that the security forces retaliated to the firing by the terrorists and in the fierce exchange of fire, one the terrorists was neutralised.

He said that the operation was still in progress as it is believed that at least two to three more terrorists were hiding in the area.

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