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Three Pakistani LeT militants killed in J&K

Three Pakistani LeT militants killed in J&K

Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists belonging to Pakistan were gunned down in a joint operation of CRPF Police and Army in Magam area of Handwara district on Tuesday.

Though a civilian was also injured in the encounter, the security forces were able to take down two LeT commanders as well.

The militants were attacked after the police were tipped off that a few top LeT commanders were conducting a meeting in Chander Gir, following which the Army, Special Operations Group (SOG) and CRPF cordoned off the area. He also said that all the three terrorists were Pakistanis.

A search operation in on in the area.

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J&K police, paramilitary forces and Army have made a joint appeal to local militants, asking them to return to the "mainstream".

The Director General of Police (DGP) was briefed on the overall security situation in the region and the strategy being adopted to continue the fight against militants and other crimes in a high-level meeting, a spokesman said here.

The identity of slain militants was being ascertained.


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