Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, suspected to be behind the April 26 attack on an Army camp in Kupwara, have been gunned down in a fierce gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara.
The terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Waripora area of Handwara on Sunday. The terrorists are yet to be identified and said to be from Pakistan.
Three security personnel, including a Captain, were killed in the attack on an Army camp in Pangzam area of Kupwara on April 26.
Talking to India Today, North Kashmir DIG Nitish Kumar said, “A joint operation conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Police and 21 Rashtriya Rifles was launched after receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists in Waripora village of Handwara. The two terrorists are suspected to be behind the Kupwara fidayeen attack”.
Sources said the militants were cornered in an orchard, just meters away from the populated area in Waripora. They opened fire on the security forces and were killed in retaliatory firing. A huge cache of weapons has been seized.
The Army recently foiled a major infiltration bid in Rampur and Baramulla where 6-7 terrorists tried to cross over into the Indian territory but were pushed back across the LoC.
Radio sets, night vision devices, clothes, ration and Pakistan-based medicines were recovered.