LeT militant gunned down in Kupwara

August 03, 2011 07:02 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 01:32 am IST - Srinagar

A suspected Lashkar—e—Taiba (LeT) militant was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said.

Acting on a specific information about presence of armed militants in Butshugni Kawnar forest in Handwara, 80 kms from Srinagar, police assisted by troops of Rashtriya Rifles laid a siege of the area late Tuesday night, police said.

He said the advance party was fired upon by the hiding militants prompting the search party to retaliate.

Body of an unidentified militant was recovered from the scene of the gunfight this morning, a police spokesman said, adding an AK assault rifle, four magazines, one UBGL, four UBGL shells, two mobile phones and Rs 3,385 were recovered from his possession.

The spokesman said the search operation in the area was still going on when last reports were received.

Meanwhile, some militants opened firing on a security search party at nearby Wudderbala forest this evening, triggering a gunfight, official sources said.

The gun-battle was still raging in the area and further details are awaited, they said.

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