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Two LeT militants killed in Kishtwar shootout

Two LeT militants were killed by security forces in a shootout in the mountainous district of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir early today, an official said.

india Updated: Feb 26, 2012 12:06 IST
IANS

Two LeT militants were killed by security forces in a shootout in the mountainous district of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir early Sunday morning, an official said.

The army and police launched a joint operation in Banzwar area, about 220 km northeast of Jammu on Sunday morning, an official in Kishtwar district told IANS.

"The contact with militants was established about two hours after encircling the hideout leading to exchange of fire," the official said.

The militants, Mohammad Rafi and Shahnawaz Khandey, belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, the official said.

First Published: Feb 26, 2012 12:03 IST