“Started operations at midnight on specific information of terrorists hiding. Terrorists who were hiding in a house, were asked to surrender but they kept firing. Three Pakistani LeT terrorists killed, and arms and ammunition recovered,” said IGP Kashmir told media.
A search operation is on in the area.
“Pakistan is trying hard to push as many militants as they can across LoC & anytime snowfall will start. So, this is the time we should be very alert,” Khan added.
Following the encounter, DGP J&K Police SP Vaid congratulated the security forces on Twitter.
Three LeT terrorists all Pakistanis neutralised in Magam area of Handwara district in North Kashmir. Excellent work!
— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) 1511235356000
In the last few days, security forces have achieved a series of successes against terrorists in Kashmir.
On Saturday, six terrorists were gunned down in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district in an encounter in which a Garud commando of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was also killed.
Following the operation, 15 Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu appraised the media on Sunday about the success of year-long counter-insurgency operation in the region and said that the operations have resulted in “remarkable change” in the security situation in the Valley.
“We have killed about 190 terrorists as on date, in 2017. Out of these 190, 80 are local terrorists and 110 foreign. Out of these 110, 66 terrorists were killed near the LoC while infiltrating,” Sandhu said.
“Approximately 125-130 terrorists killed this year belonged to the hinterland of Kashmir Valley, resulting in a remarkable change in the situation in the region,” he added.
Source : timesofindia