Three LeT militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

jammu kashmir encounterjammu kashmir encounterThree militants were killed in the gunbattle. (Representational image: IE)

Three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a Pakistani national, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. A gunbattle broke out in Pulwama town of the south Kashmir district after the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated. Three militants were killed in the gunbattle.

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“One of the slain terrorists had been identified as LeT commander Aijaz @abu Huraira,” the official said, adding the slain ultra was a Pakistani national. The official said a search operation was going on in the area.

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