Srinagar- Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in an encounter with government forces in Shopian district of South Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.
Government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nagbal area of Shopian following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
The official said the search operation turned into an encounter in which three militants were killed.
The slain militants were affiliated to proscribed militant outfit LeT. Search going on, he said.
The slain militants were affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT, a police spokesman said.
“The 3 killed #terrorists have been identified as local terrorists of LeT namely Danish Khursheed Bhat, Tanveer Wani and Towseef Bhat. They were involved in several #terror crime cases. Terrorist Danish was involved in #recruitment of youth into terror ranks in Shopian,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.
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