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3 militants slain in 2 North Kashmir gunfights

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, including one from Pakistan, were killed in an encounter with forces in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.

Based on information about the presence of militants in the Chaktaras Kandi area of Kupwara, forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.

The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces who retaliated, he said.

In the exchange of fire, two militants were killed, the official said.

Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said one of the slain militants was a Pakistani, identified as Tufail.

Last night, a Pakistani militant from LeT was killed in Sopore in an encounter that broke out late on Monday night. The police said three other militants, including two foreigners and a local, slipped out of the cordon but the hunt for them is on.

The troops of the Army’s 22 RR, 9 para, CRPF, and Special operation group of Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off the area after they received information about the presence of militants.

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