Rafiabad encounter: Terrorists belonged to LeT, investigation suggests
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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.
Analysis of recovered items suggest that group belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba Tanzeem. They had probably infiltrated recently across the LoC from Pak occupied Kashmir: Brig. D.R. Rai, Rashtriya Rifles, Indian Army on the weapons recovered after Rafiabad encounter #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/5zfXj3SKA9— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2018
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.
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)