'Excellent work', says J&K DGP as 3 LeT terrorists killed

Srinagar, Nov 21:Three Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.

J&K DGP SP Vaid praised efforts by tweeting, "Three LeT terrorists all Pakistanis neutralized in Magam area of Handwara district in North Kashmir. Excellent work!

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

As the security forces closed in on the hiding militants a gun battle started, in which the three Pakistani nationals were killed, a police officer said.

A search operation in on in the area.

News24bureau with Agencies