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J&K: 2 Lashkar terrorists, including one from Pakistan gunned down in encounter in Kupwara

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Tuesday early morning , Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were shot dead in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir in an security operation, police have said. Both terrorists belonged to the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar e Taiba (LeT), and one of the two was from Pakistan, named Tufail.

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They were killed in amid a gunfight between the security officials and the terrorists, which broke in early hours of the day in the Chaktaras Kandi area of the district, According to the Kashmir Zone Police.

“Two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT including one Pakistani terrorist namely Tufail killed. Search still going on,” The Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

The encounter comes only hours after a Pakistani terrorist affiliated with LeT was killed in the Panipora forest area of Zaloora village in J&K’s Baramulla district. As per the documents recovered from the Pakistani terrorist, his name was Hanzalla and he was a resident of Lahore.

Earlier on Monday, one Pakistani terrorist affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was killed by security forces during an encounter in Sopore. J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that some elements across the border are trying to disturb peace in the Union Territory but stated that terrorism is in its last leg in the valley.

“People of Kashmir understand and many, including religious preachers, have openly condemned such acts (of violence). When a lamp is about to go off, its flare flares more. It (militancy) is in its last leg, but they are trying for the return of those days (when militancy was at its peak). The administration and the security forces are preparing with their full might (to deal with it),” Sinha said.

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