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Kashmir: 3 militants killed in an encounter by the security forces.

In an overnight gunfight, three militants were killed in North Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday morning.


A top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant outfit and two other militants were killed in an overnight gunfight. Source - Multiple.


Mudasir Pandit a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and one of the most wanted militants and a Pakistani ultra were among those three terrorists. They were killed in an overnight encounter with the security forces. The gun battle resulted from a joint operation launched by the army, Jammu ad Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), in the Sapore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday.


"Top LeT terrorist Mudasir Pandit who was involved in the killing of three police officers, two councillors and two civilians recently, has been killed in the Sopore encounter. A total of three LeT terrorists have been killed in the encounter," inspector general of police Vijay Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The security forces launched several operations in and around Sopore or after a terror attack took place on June 12th in North Kashmir town. They killed two civilians along with many police officers when suspected militants attacked a police team in that area.


A joint team of security forces trapped the militants on Sunday night during a search operation in Gund Brath village of Sopore.


They have identified another terrorist as a Pakistani national.


"Foreign #terrorist identified as Asrar @ Abdullah a resident of #Pakistan was active since 2018 in North Kashmir," Kumar said.

The attack took place when a police party led by sub-inspector Mukesh Kumar was stationed at the main town for enforcing Covid appropriate behavior. Two of the four police officers, recognized as constables Waseem and Showkat, died in the attack, said the Director - general, Dilbagh Singh.