Three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed today in a gun battle with security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Security forces launched a search operation at Magamin Handwara area of Kupwara District in north Kashmir following information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
He said three Lashkar terrorists have been killed. The operation has ended successfully in the area and a large cache of arms and ammunition have been discovered from the site.The operation comes just days after the security forces in a joint operation eliminated five LeT terrorists in a swift operation in Hajin area of South Kashmir.
The encounter carried out by joint forces of 47 RR, CRPF and SOG of J&K police have been successful in breaking the back of terrorism in North Kashmir.