Rafiabad encounter: Terrorists belonged to LeT, investigation suggests

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WION Web Team Delhi, India Aug 10, 2018, 05.59 PM (IST)

A group of five terrorists, who were spotted and killed by security forces on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rafiabad, has now been identified to have belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba Tanzeem. 

"Analysis of recovered items suggests that group belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba Tanzeem. They had probably infiltrated recently across the LoC from Pak occupied Kashmir," Brigadier DR Rai, Rashtriya Rifles, Indian Army told media.

The encounter was underway for the last 3-4 days wherein the security forces gunned down five terrorists and recovered weapons.

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The Army recovered a large number of arms and explosive material including four firearms and 14 grenades during a search operation in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, an official said.

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The recovered weapons included one 9mm pistol, four rounds of 9mm pistol, one AK-56 rifle (with a sling), an unidentified weapon, one revolver, 14 hand grenades and one AK-47 bayonet, PTI reported. 

(With inputs from ANI

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The encounter was underway for the last 3-4 days wherein the security forces gunned down five terrorists and recovered weapons.