2 LeT Militants Killed in Encounter With Security Forces in Kulgam

The encounter broke after militants attacked an Army patrol party in Kulgam’s Chadder Bhan.

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Visuals from the site of encounter between security forces and terrorists in Kulgam’s Chadder area. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time).

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Sunday, 24 June, reported PTI.

The encounter began Sunday afternoon at a village in Kulgam as Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with the CRPF and the Army, were carrying out operations to clear a national highway ahead of the Amarnath Yatra, beginning 28 June, a senior police official told PTI.

Lashkar-e-Taiba divisional commander Shakoor Dar is reportedly among the two militants killed.

A third militant, who was reportedly trapped in a house, has surrendered to the forces, reported ANI.

According to ANI, internet services have temporarily been suspended in Kulgam.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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