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04 LeT Militants killed, 01 army soldier injured in Shopian Gunfight: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Four militants of Lashker-e-Toiba outfit were killed and an army trooper injured in a gunfight in Manihal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar while confirming told news agency that four militants of LeT were killed while as one army Soldier recieved bullet wound in foot in a gunfight at Manihal.

However, the identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained, IGP added.

One AK-47 rifle and two pistols were recovered from the slain militants.

Earlier, reports reaching news agency said that a joint team of Police, Army and 178 BN of CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Manihal.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfight.

 

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