Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Lashker-e-Taiba commander killed in gunbattle in north Kashmir

JAMMU: A top Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) foreign militant was killed in a gunbattle on Tuesday with troops in Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir.

Based on specific intelligence input about presence of a terrorist in general area Laribag, a search operation was launched by the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) unit located in Handwara area, a defence spokesman said.

The area was cordoned off and the terrorist was effectively engaged, he said, adding that in the ensuing firefight, the militant was killed at about 0600 hours.

The terrorist has been identified as Umaar Bhatti, a LeT commander operating in Kashmir valley for the past 20 months, the spokesman said.

An AK-47, a grenade and other war like stores were recovered from near his body, he added.

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