3 LeT militants killed, jawan injured in encounter in Poonch

3 LeT militants killed, jawan injured in encounter in Poonch

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of a group of militants, troops of 20 and 16 Rastriya Rifles (RR) and Police launched a search and cordon operation in Mordha belt of Surakote tehsil in the district early today, Poonch SSP Manmohan Singh told PTI.

On seeing the security personnel, militants opened discriminate firing from maize fields atop a hill in which one army jawan Gurpreet Singh of 16 RR was injured. He was later hospitalised.

Police and troops fired back and an encounter ensued in which three top militants of LeT were killed, he said, adding that all of them are Pakistani militants.

Two of them have been identified as Abu Abdul and Abu Usman, he said adding large quantities of arms and ammunition have been recovered from the scene of the encounter.

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