Three Lashker militants killed in north Kashmir

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Baramulla, Oct 11 (UNI) Three militants of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed by security forces in Lolab valley while a fierce encounter was going on in Tangmarg woods in north Kashmir, official sources said today.

Official sources said security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint operation in the woods at Zaren, Tangmarg, in this district following a tip off about the presence of militants there.

During the operation militants fired upon the search party. The fire was returned and a fierce clash was going on when the reports last came in.

They said an encounter ensued during similar operation at Bagbala, Lolab, in the frontier district of Kupwara last evening.

In the night-long operation three LeT militants identified as Abu Hafiz, Saqib and Hafiz were killed.

Three AK rifles, six magzines, 232 rounds of ammunition and one UBGL were recovered from the slain militants.

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