3 LeT militants killed in Sopore, internet snapped, schools shut

Srinagar: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the Indian Armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town.

“The militants were killed in Amargarh area of Sopore in an encounter with police, army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),” a police official, according to a report in Greater Kashmir said.

Greater Kashmir is a daily newspaper based in Srinagar.

“Arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the slain militants. The exact identity of the militants is being established.” he said

“One police constable was injured during the encounter. He was shifted to hospital where doctors have described his condition as stable,” he added.

Cellular and mobile Internet services excluding Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district were suspended following the killing of the three LeT militants.

The services were suspended as “precautionary measure” in Baramulla district. The mobile Internet services barring broadband remain down in the district.

The authorities had directed all cellular companies to suspend cellular and mobile Internet services in Baramulla to “prevent spread of any rumour on social media,” an official said.

According to a news report in Kashmir Life, a weekly magazine based in Kashmir, educational institutions have also been shut in Handwara, Hajin and Sumbal areas of north Kashmir, as part of a ‘precautionary measure’.

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