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J&K: Three Lashkar militants killed, AK-47s recovered

05 Aug 2017 | By Gogona Saikia

Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter in Sopore of J&K's Baramulla district this morning.

A police jawan was also injured in the gunbattle in Amarghad, but he is stable.

At 4:30am, a joint operation was launched by CRPF's 179 Battalion, 52 RR and the J&K Police SOG. The encounter started when the holed up terrorists opened fire on the forces.

In context: Three LeT terrorists killed in Sopore encounter

05 Aug 2017J&K: Three Lashkar militants killed, AK-47s recovered

Three AK-47 rifles recovered

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Post encounter, security increased in the region

All schools and colleges in the district have been shut down after the encounter. Internet services have also been suspended in Baramulla.