Three infiltrating militants were killed in Kupwara, North Kashmir.
When a joint Jammu and Kashmir Police team and the Indian Army intercepted a group infiltrating into the Valley on Thursday, three terrorists were killed in a battle in North Kashmir's Kupwara area. The police stated they were still trying to figure out who the murdered militants were, but that they were Lashkar-e-Toiba members (LeT).
A shootout broke out early on Thursday in the Jumagund region of Kupwara's border district between militants and a joint J-K Police and Army team. The battle began when police received information about a gang of extremists attempting to penetrate the Valley, according to police.
"An encounter has commenced after the infiltrating terrorists were apprehended by Army and Police based on a particular input developed by Kupwara Police regarding infiltration attempt of terrorists in hamlet Jumagund, Kupwara," J&K Police tweeted.
The police later tweeted that the three militants had been dead. "KupwaraEncounterUpdate: All three terrorists linked with the banned terror group LeT have been murdered. Identification is being established. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar tweeted, "Incriminating items including rifles and ammunition recovered."
There have been two gunfights in North Kashmir in the last two days. Three Pakistani militants and a police officer were killed in a gunfight in Baramulla's Kreeri hamlet on Wednesday morning.