Srinagar: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunbattle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara area, police said.

Security forces launched a search operation at Magam in Handwara area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir, following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said three LeT militants have been killed. The operation was going on when reports last came in.

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