Kupwara encounter: One army jawan lost his life, three injured

Frederick Owens
November 22, 2017

The operation was going on when reports last came in.

In a tweet, the Director General of Police, Shesh Paul Vaid, said, "Three LeT terrorists-all Pakistanis- neutralised in Magam area of Handwara district in North Kashmir".

Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The ultras opened fire, killing a soldier and injuring two other jawans, an Army official said. Terrorists who were hiding in a house, were asked to surrender but they kept firing.

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Col. Rajesh Kaila, a Kashmir-based defense spokesman of the Indian army, confirmed the soldier's death.

The police, CRPF and Army strengthened the cordon and tried to flush out the militants.

The officials said that in fresh clash reported from Magam village of Handwara area of Kupwara three more LeT militants were killed on Tuesday. "We will be able to achieve better success rate in counter infiltration", Sandhu had told reporters on Sunday.

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