Lashkar Militant Dies In Kupwara Gunfight

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SRINAGAR — A militant belonging to militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was killed by the government forces in an encounter on Thursday in the Handwara area of Kupwara district, police said.

A foreign militant, belonging to the LeT, was killed in the encounter at Batpora in Handwara in north Kashmir, a police official said.

The body of the militant was recovered from the encounter site along with a weapon and other incriminating material, he said. More details about the identity of the slain militant are being ascertained, the official said.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of militants.

The operation turned into a gun-battle after the militants fired upon a search party, which retaliated. The firing has stopped, but the search operation was still going, the official said.

Militants attack police in Sopore 

 Militants fired upon a police team in Sopore today, police said.

No causality was reported in the incident, they said.

The ultras fired at the police deployment from a distance on Sopore bypass in the north Kashmir district, the police said.

The area has been cordoned off and a hunt launched to nab the attackers, they said.

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