Srinagar: In yet another operation based on precise intelligence, security forces in Kashmir today killed three freshly-infiltrated Pakistani terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, raising to 26 the number of foreign terrorists eliminated in the last 5 months.
A porter of the Indian Army was also killed in the encounter that took place in Kupwara district’s Jamagund village, which is close to the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Jammu and Kashmir in 2 parts.
The three terrorists were intercepted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Army after they reached Jamagund after crossing the LoC, police said.
The operation was conducted on the basis of specific input developed by Kupwara Police regarding infiltration attempt of militants, the police said.
“From the incriminating materials recovered, the 03 killed terrorists have been identified as Pakistani, affiliated with terror outfit LeT,” IGP (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said.
He added that so far this year, 26 foreign terrorists have been killed in Kashmir. They included 14 of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and 12 of LeT.
Defence spokesperson said ‘war-like’ stores were recovered from the slain terrorists which points to an intent to disrupt the upcoming Amarnath Yatra beginning on June 30.
This was the second infiltration bid foiled by the forces in Kupwara in the last one week.
Earlier, on May 20, a terrorist from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was killed and another wounded as the Army foiled their attempt to sneak in via the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara.