J&K: Top LeT militant killed in gunbattle

A top Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was killed and an Army jawan wounded in a gunbattle between security forces and ultras in Sopore town.

Updated: Feb 21, 2012, 22:53 PM IST

Srinagar: A top Lashkar-e-Toiba militant
was killed and an Army jawan wounded in a gunbattle between
security forces and ultras in Sopore town in north Kashmir`s
Baramulla district on Tuesday.

A self-styled LeT commander identified as Badar was
killed in the gunfight, police said.

The slain militant was involved in several killings in
Sopore and adjoining areas, they said.

The gunbattle ensued when army and police jointly
launched a search operation in Mominpora village, some 52-km
from here, following information about presence of militants
in the area.

One army jawan was injured in the exchange of fire,
police said.

Badar was deputy to dreaded militant Abdullah Uni who
was killed in an encounter with security forces last year.

PTI