Speaking about the encounter, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, “From the incriminating materials recovered, the three killed terrorists have been identified as Pakistanis.
Srinagar: Security forces have successfully thwarted an infiltration bid and killed three terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday, said Kashmir Zone Police.
In a tweet from its official handle, the Kashmir Zone Police said, “#KupwaraEncounterUpdate: All three #terrorists killed, affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit LeT. Identification being ascertained. #Incriminating materials including arms & #ammunition recovered: IGP Kashmir @JmuKmrPolice.”
Earlier in a tweet, the police force had said, “Based on a specific input developed by #KupwaraPolice regarding infiltration attempt of #terrorists in village Jumagund, Kupwara, an #encounter has started when the infiltrating terrorists were intercepted by #Army & #Police. More details to follow. @JmuKmrPolice.”
Speaking about the encounter, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, “From the incriminating materials recovered, the three killed terrorists have been identified as Pakistanis affiliated with the terror outfit LeT. So far, 26 foreign terrorists (14 JeM and 12 LeT) have been neutralised this year.”
The encounter came hours after suspected militants killed a television artist and injured her 10-year-old nephew in Budgam district. In a tweet, the J&K police said, “At around 1955 hours, terrorists fired upon one lady Amreen Bhat D/O Khazir Mohd Bhat R/O Hushroo Chadoora at her home. She was shifted to hospital in injured condition where doctors declared her dead. Her 10-year-old nephew who was also at home received bullet injury in his arm.”
The attack on Bhat had come hours after an NIA court in Delhi sentenced separatist Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in a case of terror funding.