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2 Locals Among LeT Militants Killed In Sopore Encounter, 3 AK-47 Recovered

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| August 5 , 2017 , 12:00 IST

In a clash that broke out in Sopore town of Kashmir on Saturday, the security forces have killed three militants, two of which have been identified as local Kashmiris.

According to the police, Three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town.

Police spokesman Manoj Pandita said, "The terrorists were killed in Amargarh area of Sopore in an encounter with police, army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)."

Two of the three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants killed in the gunfight with security forces were local Kashmiris while the third is yet to be identified.

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According to the officials, the locals killed in the encounter were identified as Javaid Ahmad Dar, a resident of Baramulla town, and Abid Hamid Mir, a resident of Bandipora, where the local militants killed in the gunfight.

The police had jointly conducted the operation in the Amargarh area with the Army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), in which they managed to kill 3 Lashkar militants.

The police spokesperson said, "Arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the slain terrorists. The exact identity of the terrorists is being established." he said. One police constable was injured during the encounter. He was shifted to hospital where doctors have described his condition as stable."

The arms included three AK-47 rifles and two magazines.