Body of another LeT militant found from encounter site
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 18:22
Srinagar: Security forces on Thursday recovered the body of a Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militant, from the site of a fierce gun-battle on May 24 in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, raising the number of militants killed in the operation to two, officials said.

Body of the unidentified LeT militant was recovered from the debris of one of the four residential houses, gutted during the encounter at Shatigam Ganai village of Handwara, 80 kms from here, they said.

Police assisted by Rashtriya Rifles had launched a joint operation in the village on Tuesday evening and came under fire from the hiding militants, triggering a gunfight which ended yesterday.

Four houses and a cowshed were destroyed in the encounter and later the search of the debris led to recovery of the body of a LeT militant and some arms and ammunition.

The search of debris continued for the second day today during which the body of second militant was recovered, they said.


First Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 18:22

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