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3 Lashkar-e-Taiba Terrorists Killed In Encounter In J&K’s Shopian

The fire between militants and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the army launched a search operation

Mumbai: On Monday evening, three LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) terrorists were killed in an encounter that started between militants and security forces at Tulran Imamsahab area in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

One of the three terrorists who was killed was responsible for killing a street hawker in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Tuesday, 12 October.

“Out of three, one terrorist has been identified as Mukhtar Shah of Ganderbal, who shifted to Shopian after killing one street hawker Virendra Paswan of Bihar,” a tweet by Kashmir police by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.

The fire between militants and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information.

“Yesterday we launched an operation at two places in Shopian in which 3 were killed & 2 terrorists are trapped in Feeripora area of Shopian. We will continue the operation,” Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar to ANI

In the past few days, violence has seen many civilians being targeted in the nation.

Virinder Paswan, a golgappa seller from Bihar was killed by terrorists on 5 October besides noted Kashmiri Chemist ML Bindroo and Mohamamd Shafi, a civilian from Bandipore.

On 7 October, terrorists killed Supinder Kaur, Principal, and Deepak Chand, teacher, at a government school in Srinagar.

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