Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in North Kashmir's Handwara district on Tuesday, police said.
"Three LeT terrorists all Pakistanis neutralised in Magam area of Handwara district in North Kashmir. Excellent work!," tweets Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid.
Security forces launched a search operation at Magam in Handwara area of Kupwara District in north Kashmir following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.
According to reports, the gunfight started after the Army, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and the CRPF launched a joint search operation in Khar Mohalla.
"As the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering off a gunfight," a senior police officer said.
The operation was going on when reports last came in.
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