South Kashmir: Three LeT militants killed in Qazigund gunfight; one caught alive

The deceased comprised two LeT Pakistani militants identified as Furqan and Maviya and a local militant, Yawar Bashir of Hablish village of Kulgam, said an official.

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Publish Date: Dec 5 2017 9:53AM | Updated Date: Dec 5 2017 8:58PM
South Kashmir: Three LeT militants killed in Qazigund gunfight; one caught aliveFile pic of Yawar Bashir killed in Qazigund gunfight

Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Tuesday that three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in a gunfight that took place in Kulgam district of south Kashmir the day before.

The deceased comprised two LeT Pakistani militants identified as Furqan and Maviya and a local militant, Yawar Bashir of Hablish village of Kulgam, said an official.

He said another militant was arrested alive from the site of the gunfight. His identity was not immediately known.

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The gunfight started after militants attacked an Army patrol on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Bounigam area.

After attacking the patrol, the militants entered a house in Bonigam village which was surrounded by the government forces.

A soldier was also killed and another injured during the encounter.

"With the elimination of Abu Ismail earlier & now these three Abu Mavia , Furkan & Yawar group that attacked Amarnath Yatries is wiped out," tweeted DGP SP Vaid.

Seven pilgrims were killed and 15 injured in the attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. (With IANS inputs)