Five terrorists of the Lashkar-i-Toiba (LeT) outfit were today killed in an encounter with security forces in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The Kashmir Zone Police ADGP Vijay Kumar said that five terrorists have been killed and their identification is being ascertained. Search operation in the area is in progress.
Earlier, police said that encounter has started in Machhal sector. Two terrorists, who had infiltrated through the Line of Control (LoC) were eliminated in the morning and three more were shot later during the day as the encounter continued.
Police said that based on a specific information provided by Kupwara Police, an encounter has started in Machhal sector in which two terrorists have been killed so far.
The Chinar Corps of the Indian Army said that in a Joint Operation launched by IndianArmy, J&K Police & Intelligence agencies on 26 October, an infiltration bid has been foiled by alert troops along the LoC in Kupwara sector.