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J&K: 4 LeT terrorists gunned down in Pulwama encounter; 3 security personnel injured

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 April 2019, 8:50 IST

Four terrorists of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba were gunned down by security personnel on Monday in an encounter in Lassipora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. In a gunfight with the terrorists, 3 security personnel were injured.

"Four terrorists have been eliminated in Pulwama operation," Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.

On Monday morning, security personnel launched a search operation in Lassipora area after they received a tip-off about the presence of terrorists. The terrorists fired at the security personnel during the search operation, triggering a gunfight.

In the search operation cache of weapons, including two AK rifles and one Self-Loading Rifle, was recovered from terrorists' possession. The search and sanitization operation is still on in the area. The identities of slain terrorists are yet to be ascertained.

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First published: 1 April 2019, 8:50 IST
 
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