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Three Pakistani terrorists killed in Kupwara: Police

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26 foreign terrorists killed in J&K since January

Injured army porter succumbs

Srinagar: Security forces on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and killed three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, police said.

One army porter, who was injured during the encounter, succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The police spokesman identified the porter as Ab Lateef Mir, S/O Majeed Mir R/O Kuchiban, Jummagund.

“Based on a specific input developed by police regarding an infiltration attempt by terrorists in Jumagund village in Kupwara, the ultras were intercepted by the Army and police,” a police spokesperson said.

He said an encounter broke out between the ultras and security forces in which three terrorists were neutralised.

Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 03 AK series rifles, 12 AK Magazines, 01 Pistol, 02 Pistol Magazines and 03 Mobile Phones have been recovered from their possession, the spokesman said.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the slain Pakistani terrorists were affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit LeT.

“Identification (of the terrorists) is being ascertained. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, have been recovered from the encounter site,” Kumar said.

The IGP said that security forces have killed 26 foreign terrorists affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad outfits in Jammu and Kashmir during the first five months of the year.

“So far, 26 foreign terrorists have been neutralised this year,” he said after three Lashkar terrorists were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid in Kupwara district on Thursday.

Kumar said 14 of the slain foreign terrorists were from Jaish, founded by Masood Azhar, while 12 were affiliated to LeT set up by Hafiz Mohammad Sayeed.

Three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed in an encounter at Kreeri in Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Two Lashkar ultras, who were allegedly involved in killing of Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat, were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district on May 13.

A senior army officer earlier this month said the foreign terrorists were compelled to come out of their hideouts to conduct operations in Kashmir as the number of local ultras is coming down in the valley.

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