Jammu and Kashmir: Five LeT terrorists killed in encounter in Kupwara, search operation underway

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A total of five terrorists have been killed in an encounter that broke out between armed forces and militants in Machil sector, near Line of Control (LoC), Kupwara district on Thursday. The search operation is currently in progress, said the officials.

“Kupwara Encounter Update: Three more terrorists of LeT killed (Total 5). Identification being ascertained. Search operation in progress,” the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted quoting ADGP Kashmir.

The Army said in a joint operation launched by the Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police and Intelligence agencies an infiltration bid has been foiled by alert troops along the LoC in Kupwara sector.

“OP KUPWARA | In a Joint Operation launched by #IndianArmy, @JmuKmrPolice & Intelligence agencies on 26 Oct 23, an infiltration bid has been foiled by alert troops along the #LoC in #Kupwara sector. Operations in progress,” Chinar Corps of Indian Army posted on X.

Earlier on October 13, the security forces detected and later destroyed a suspicious object in Kupwara. A road opening party of the Army detected two suspicious small gas cylinders, suspected to be IEDs, on the roadside at Odipora in the Kralgund area of the north Kashmir district.

A bomb disposal squad was called to the spot which later destroyed the suspicious object, the officials said.

There was no loss of life or damage to property during the destruction of the suspicious object, they added.

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