Army jawan martyred in encounter in J&K's Kupwara; three LeT militants killed

22 November, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Encounter in J&K

Official sources said that a joint team of Army's 23 Para commandos, 21 RAJ RIF, 160 TA, SOG and CRPF cordoned off Gujarpati forest area in Zurhama following specific inputs about the presence of two to three militants in the area.

Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, who were Pakistani nationals, were killed by security forces in Magam area of Handwara district in North Kashmir, said Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday.

Police said that the identity of three LeT militants killed in the encounter at Magam, Handwara, is being ascertained.

As joint team of forces intensified the search operation, the militants hiding in the area opened fire, triggering off an encounter.

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The operation, according to the army spokesman, was still on.

The gun battle was ongoing till the filing of this report.

Kashmiri resistance groups in Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence, or for unification with neighboring Pakistan.

Almost 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in the region, and most people support the rebels' cause while also participating in civilian street protests against Indian control.



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