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Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter underway between security forces, militants in Bandipora; one LeT terrorist killed

A Launch Operation And Cordon Were Launched By The Security Forces In Shakurdin Village Following The Information Of Presence Of Militants In The Area, Officials Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aishwarya A | Updated on: 01 Mar 2018, 09:29:45 AM
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New Delhi:

A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist has been killed in an encounter between militants and security forces which broke out early on Thursday morning in Jammu and Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district, said police officials.

A launch operation and cordon were launched by the security forces in Shakurdin village following the information of presence of militants in the area, officials said.

The operation soon turned into an encounter, as per officials, when the open firing started from the side of the militants, thus forcing the security forces to retaliate.

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The launch operation was carried out the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Indian Army, and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials jointly in which one terrorist, claimed to be of the Lashkar-e-Toiba) LeT group, was killed, confirmed Jammu and Kashmir's Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid on Twitter. 

The combat is still underway. More details are awaited.

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First Published : 01 Mar 2018, 08:13:24 AM