SRINAGAR: Three Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.
After receiving specific information about the presence of the militants in the Magam area of district Kupwara, a joint operation was conducted by the CRPF, J&K Police and the Indian Army.
“Started operations at midnight on specific information of terrorists hiding. Terrorists who were hiding in a house, were asked to surrender but they kept firing. Three Pakistani LeT terrorists killed, and arms and ammunition recovered,” said IGP Kashmir told media.
A search operation is on in the area.
“Pakistan is trying hard to push as many militants as they can across LoC & anytime snowfall will start. So, this is the time we should be very alert,” Khan added.
Following the encounter, DGP J&K Police SP Vaid congratulated the security forces on Twitter.
Three LeT terrorists all Pakistanis neutralised in Magam area of Handwara district in North Kashmir. Excellent work!
— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) November 21, 2017
In the last few days, security forces have achieved a series of successes against terrorists in Kashmir.
On Saturday, six terrorists were gunned down in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district in an encounter in which a Garud commando of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was also killed.
Following the operation, 15 Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu appraised the media on Sunday about the success of year-long counter-insurgency operation in the region and said that the operations have resulted in “remarkable change” in the security situation in the Valley.