LeT responsible for Kupwara gunbattle: Army

March 25th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, March 25 (ANI): The Indian Army on Wednesday said that the Pakistan-based terrorist group Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) along with some other foreign outfits, were responsible for the gunbattle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’’s Kupwara district.
Addressing the press here, Brigadier General Gurmeet Singh said that high-order arms and ammunitions recovered from the terrorists indicate Pakistani help.
He pointed out that the terrorists couldn”t have accessed the weaponry without state backing.
According to reports, the Lashkar-e-Taiba has itself owned up responsibility for the encounter, which went on for five days and claimed the lives of seventeen militants and eight security personnel.
Brigadier Singh warned of more attacks against the Indian troops.
He further revealed that the Army, with the help of human intelligence agencies, had accurate information regarding the movements of the militants and assured that the security forces were ready to fight all the challenges.
The militants had sneaked into Kupwara as the dense forest range is close to the Line of Control (LoC).
On receiving information about militant infiltration in the forest area, the Army, assisted by local police had acted promptly and launched a gunbattle on March 20. (ANI)

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