J-K encounter: Three terrorists killed by security forces in Shopian district
Shopian, December 20: Three terrorists were killed on Tuesday in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, with Jammu and Kashmir police identifying the terrorists involved as members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group.
According to reports, the encounter is still ongoing.
Two of three terrorists killed have already been identified by the police. Identification of the third one is still pending.
"Among the two neutralised local terrorists, two have been identified as Lateef Lone of the Shopian district, who had been involved in the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit Purana Krishna Bhat and the other is Umer Nazir of Anantnag, involved in the killing of Till Bahadur Thapa from Nepal," said the Additional Director General of Kashmir Police.
One AK-47 rifle and two pistols were recovered from the terrorists, said the ADGP of Kashmir Police.