J&K: 7 militants killed

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014 16:40 hrs

Srinagar Feb 24 (IBNS) Seven Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed during a gunfight with security forces in a forested area in north Kashmir on Monday, which is some 90 kms away from state's summer capital Srinagar.

According to sources, acting on a tip off information about the presence of militants hiding in Dardpora forests in Lolab, a party of the Army´s 28 and 18 Rashtriya Rifles and police´s Special Operation Group launched an operation in the dense forests close to the Line of Control (LoC).

Meanwhile Srinagar based defense spokesperson Lt Col NN Joshi told IBNS that the Army´s 7 RR patrol was fired upon by a group of militants in the forest area and they retaliated by effective firing resulting in killing of 7 unidentified militants.

He further said that operation is going in the area.

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)