LET Militant killed in Handwara gunfight: Police

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By FK WEB DESK on 19/07/2018.

Junaid Bhat

Handwara, 19 July:

A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Batapora village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday, police said.

Photo, Junaid Bhat/FK

Police confirmed the killing of a militant in a tweet.
Earlier government forces cordoned off Batpora area of Magam in north Kashmir’s Handwara after receiving input about the presence of militants, sources said.

Photo, Junaid Bhat/FK

On the basis of the incriminating materials recovered, the killed militant is learnt to be a foreigner (Pakistani national) and was affiliated to the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba

Photo, Junaid Bhat/FK

As the forces reached near a particular spot they were fired upon by hiding militants triggering a gunfight, they said.