3 LeT militants killed in Srinagar gunfight: Police

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Srinagar: Three militants affiliated with TRF an offshoot of Lashkar-i-Toiba were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with government forces in Nowgam area of Centre Kashmir’s Srinagar district, police said.

A senior police officer told GNS that three LeT militants were killed in an operation at Nowgam.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told GNS that these three militants of LeT were involved in recent killing of Sarpanch Sameer Bhat.

Bhat was critically injured on 9th March as he received two bullets in his chest near his home in Khanmoh. He was immediately shifted to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital, where doctors operated him. However he succumbed to his injuries.

Earlier on a specific input a cordon and search operation was launched in the area.

As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight.(GNS)

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