J&K 3 LeT militants killed in encounter in Sopore

3 Lashkar-e Taiba Terrorists Dead 1 Policeman Injured In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir's Sopore

India's Police Inspector-General Muneer Ahmed Khan announced on Saturday that the gun battle broke out after government troops raided a cluster of homes in the northwestern Sopore district, acting on a tip that the militants were hiding in the area, AP reported.

Army spokesman Lt. Col. Rajesh Kalia said: "The forces had specific input about the presence of militants and they asked the militants to come out but they instead opened fire leading to the gunbattle".

Official sources said restrictions have been imposed in old town and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem in Baramulla as one the three slain militant Javid Ahmad Dar was a resident of Khanpora Baramulla.

"During the encounter three militants of LeT were eliminated", a police statement said, adding that three automatic assault rifles were recovered from the site of the clash.

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Abid, the other slain militant was enrolled as a 2nd year student at Islamia College Srinagar.

On the same day, August 03, two Hizb Militants were killed in Gopalpora area of district Kulgam, identified as, Aqib Ahmad Itoo of Gopalpora and Suhail Rather of Tantraypora, Yaripora Kulgam. The security forces have also recovered arms and ammunition from the encounter area. As per the latest reports, a police jawan has also suffered injuries in the firing between the terrorists and the security forces that reportedly happened in Amargarh.

A friend of his, who doesn't want to be identified, told Kashmir Reader that Danish has been arrested a couple of times in stone-pelting cases and was termed by the police as a wanted stone-pelter of the area.

The web administrations have likewise been snapped in North Kashmir's Baramulla District. Two Indian army soldiers also have been killed in a rebel ambush.

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