Three LeT terrorists from Pakistan killed in north Kashmir encounter

An Indian Army soldier stands guard near a check post in Srinagar

An Indian Army soldier stands guard near a check post in Srinagar

The authorities here said that with the killing of three more militants, the toll has risen to 21 in the first 21 days of November.

A soldier and three Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed on Tuesday in two gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police and Army officials said.

On September 21, The Indian Express had reported that Owaid alias Osama was the third member of Lakhvi's family to join the LeT's ranks and be part of its operations in Kashmir.

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As joint team of forces intensified the search operation, the militants hiding in the area opened fire, triggering off an encounter. As per the police statistics, seventy-one security personnel have also laid down their lives while fighting the militants, so far, this year.

The encounter took place after security forces received a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the area, a search operation was launched immediately resulting in a gunbattle with the three terrorists. It was a joint operation of CRPF Police and Army.

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