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3 LeT terrorists killed in encounter in J&K

December 19, 2008 11:13 IST

Security forces on Friday gunned down three Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists, including a district commander of the outfit, during an encounter in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir [Images], a defence spokesman said in Jammu.

On specific information, troops of the Rashtriya Rifles launched an operation in Gunda area, 7 km north of Doda, and in the ensuing gun battle killed three LeT terrorists, the spokesman said.

One of the dead has been identified as Mudassar -- a district commander of LeT -- the defence spokesman said, adding that the identity of the remaining two terrorists was being ascertained.

Security forces recovered three AK-47 rifles along with some ammunition from the encounter site.




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