40-hour long Encounter ends in Baramulla; three LeT militants killed

A police officer said that only three dead bodies were recovered from the encounter site.

Baramulla: The nearly 40-hour-long encounter between militants and security forces ended on Friday with the killing of three militants and injuries to four army soldiers, including an officer, and a policeman.

A police officer said that only three dead bodies were recovered from the encounter site.

Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “#Baramulla Encounter Update: Only 03 dead bodies of #terrorists recovered from the #encounter site. Identified as Yusuf Dar @ Kantru, Hilal Sheikh @ Hanzalla & Faisal Dar, all affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit LeT. Arms & ammunition were recovered. Operation over. @JmuKmrPolice.

The encounter had started at Malwah area of the district around 4 a.m. on April 21 after a joint team of Police along with the Army (62RR) launched a joint cordon and search operation in the area.

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