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Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district

According to reports, Waseem Shah and Hafiz Nisar have been gunned down while one militant is still believed to be in hiding.
Edited by: India TV News Desk Srinagar October 14, 2017 14:46 IST
India TV News Desk

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed today in an encounter between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

According to reports, Waseem Shah and Hafiz Nisar have been gunned down and a civilian has also been killed as stone-pelting protestors clashed with security personnel near the encounter site.

Addressing the media after two terrorists were killed in J&K's Pulwama, IG police Munir Khan said the operation was launched by police, Army and CRPF after specific info was received about presence of 2 LeT terrorists.

He further added that of the two terrorists Wasim Shah was very notorious and his elimination was a big success as he used to recruit cadre for LeT.

"Both the terrorists were first asked to surrender but instead they started firing, troops retaliated and gunned them down," IG Munir Khan said.

Based on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in Litter village the security forces had launched an early morning operation, a police officer said.

When the hiding militants fired at the approaching security personnel the gun battle was triggered in which the two were killed, the officer said.