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  India   Crime  05 Aug 2017  J&K: 3 LeT terrorists killed, internet services snapped in Baramulla

J&K: 3 LeT terrorists killed, internet services snapped in Baramulla

ANI
Published : Aug 5, 2017, 8:45 am IST
Updated : Aug 5, 2017, 8:56 am IST

Security forces launched an operation following information about the presence of militants in Amargarh area of Sopore.

An encounter between security forces and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists underway in Kashmir. (Photo: File/ANI)
 An encounter between security forces and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists underway in Kashmir. (Photo: File/ANI)

Baramulla: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter by the police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday in Sopore area's Amarghad of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

During the encounter, a police jawan was also injured, but he is stable.

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the encounter area.

According to the Additional Deputy Commissioner, all government and private schools and colleges in Sopore are closed on Saturday post encounter.

Internet services have also been snapped in North Kashmir's Baramulla District.

Earlier in the day, a joint cordon and search operation (CASO) was being conducted by the security forces.

A joint operation was conducted by 179 Battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 52 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police since 04:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Heavy fire was being exchanged between the security forces and the terrorists.

Tags: kashmir unrest, indian army, sopore encounter, lashkar-e-taiba
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar