Srinagar: A suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)
militant was killed in an encounter today with security forces
in Sopore town of north Kashmir`s Baramulla district, official
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of some Lashkar
militants in Baghat-e-Batpora locality in Sopore, about 55 km
from here, a joint team of police and Rashtriya Rifles
cordoned off the area, they said.
When the security personnel were busy in house-to-house
searches to flush out the militants, the latter opened fire on
the search party triggering a gunbattle, they said.
The gunfight was going on when last reports were received
late in the afternoon.
So far, one militant was killed in the encounter but his
identity was not immediately known, they said.