LeT claims responsibility
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Srinagar, July 7: Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) Saturday claimed that its cadres killed two Army personnel at Pampore and decamped with a rifle.
“Cadres from LeT attacked Army personnel at Pampore on Saturday afternoon and killed two of them. They also decamped with a rifle of a killed force personnel,” the LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Gaznavi said in a tele-statement.
He claimed that LeT cadres also killed a SOG personnel at Yaripora, Kulgam in south Kashmir earlier this week. The LeT spokesman dispelled the police claim that cadres of the outfit are only active in Sopore area. “Our cadres are spread all over J&K and are very much active,” he added.
MILITANTS ESCAPE AFTER GUNBATTLE
Jammu, July 7: A gunbattle erupted today between soldiers and militants in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir but the ultras managed to escape leaving behind arms, ammunition and explosives.
Acting on a specific information that some militants were hiding in Kavait-Hill Kalie forest belt, troops of 11 Rashtriya Rifles
launched a search-and-cordon operation in the area, officials said.
A gunbattle ensued which lasted nearly an hour, they said adding the militants managed to escape.
Seven RDX packets, three detonators, 2 AK magazines, a rifle and 40 AK rounds were recovered from the scene.
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