Rafiabad Gunfight: Police statement

August 09:Security forces in Dooniwari/Ladoora forests in Dangiwachi area at Sopore had jointly launched searches based on credible leads about the presence of militants inside the forest area.

While the searches inside the forest area at Dooniwari/Ladoora were going on, militant fired indiscriminately on the security forces. The fire was retaliated by the security forces leading to an encounter. In the initial burst of fire, one security force jawan sustained injuries and was evacuated to the hospital for medical attention.

In the ensuing encounter, five militants were eliminated by the security forces.

Huge cache of arms & ammunition and other incriminating material has also been recovered from the site of encounter. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the killed militants were affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit LeT and their identity is being ascertained. Police has registered a case and investigation has been initiated in the instant matter.

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