Kupwara encounter: Army jawan killed, 3 injured, operation underway

Kupwara encounter: Army jawan killed, 3 injured, operation underway

Kupwara encounter: Army jawan killed, 3 injured, operation underway

He also said that all the three terrorists were Pakistanis.

Earlier in the day, the security forces had gunned down three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in North Kashmir's Magam area of Handwara region of Kupwara District of Jammu and Kashmir.

On September 21, The Indian Express had reported that Owaid alias Osama was the third member of Lakhvi's family to join the LeT's ranks and be part of its operations in Kashmir.

The ultras opened fire, killing a soldier and injuring two other jawans, an Army official said. 128 of them were foreigners, mainly Pakistanis, and the rest local Kashmiris, the police sources here said. Among the slain militants was Owaid, a son of Zaki Rehman Maki and nephew of Zakiur Rehman Lakhavi, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the police and the Army had said.

Later in the afternoon, another encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces at Zirhama in the Trehgam area of the district.

The security forces cordoned off Magam area in Handwara after receiving specific information about the presence of the militants.

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