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J&K: 1 cop, two LeT terrorists killed in encounter

December 24, 2012 19:02 IST

Two terrorists belonging to terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayiba and a policeman were killed in a fierce gun battle in Kulgam town in south Kashmir on Monday evening.

A police spokesperson said a joint contingent of troops from the Rashtriya Rifles and the police launched a search operation on specific information about the presence of a group of terrorists in Kulgam.

"The terrorists opened fire at the surrounding security forces, resulting in on the spot death of a policeman," he said.

The spokesperson said that two LeT terrorists were also killed in the gunfight which has now ended.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar