The security forces on Thursday gunned down three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in an encounter in Arwani, Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir, reports said. The combing operation was underway.
A search operation was launched in Hassanpora village in Bijbehara area of Anantnag following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the village, a police official said.
He said as the security forces were conducting the search operation, the militants fired upon them triggering an encounter.
Sources said that security forces also have inputs about presence of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s operational commander Abu Dujana in the area.
Dujana is a Pakistani citizen and he carries a Rs 12.50 lakh reward on his head.
The latest encounter comes seven days after a suspected militant was gunned down by the security forces during an anti-militancy operation in the same district on December 1.
#FLASH Fresh exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces starts in Arwani, Anantnag (J&K). More details awaited.— ANI (@ANI_news) December 8, 2016