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05 Aug 2017

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

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

Three AK-47 rifles recovered

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.

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