Jammu: Four Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were
killed in fierce gun battles with police and security forces
in Rajouri and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday,
police officials said.
Acting on intelligence inputs that a group of militants
are hiding in Baji Mahal forest in Dharamsal, about 146 kms
from here, policemen led by Additional SP of Nowshera R K Bhat
launched a cordon and search operation with the assistance of
60, 63 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and 8 Maha Regiment personnel
early in the morning, they said.
The operation party was tracking the seven to eight
militants who had infiltrated into this side and taken shelter
in the area when the ultras fired on them and hurled grenades.
The troops fired back resulting in a fierce gun battle in
which two LeT militants were killed and two AK rifles and
ammunition seized, they said adding, the operation was still
on when the last reports came in from the area.
Another encounter took place between security forces and
militants in Dool area of Kishtwar district this morning, the
In the encounter, two LeT militants identified as Nisar
and Rehmatullah were killed, they said adding, one AK rifle,
one pistol and ammunition and explosives were recovered from
the site of the gun battle.