Two Lashkar militants killed in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 7: Security forces have so far gunned down two militants, believed to be cadre of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e- Toiba (LeT) outfit, in an ongoing gun-battle in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said today.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police (Baramulla-Kupwara) Dr B Srinivas said the security forces launched a search operation at Sadhpora Mohalla in Pattan area of Baramulla district last evening following tip-off.

When the security personnel reached a particular place, the militants, believed to be seven in number, hurled a hand grenade towards them and followed it with heavy gunfire, he added.

The DIG said the security forces effectively retaliated the fire, resulting in a fierce encounter killing two militants.

A security personnel also sustained injuries in the gunfight, he added.


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