LeT Commander killed in gun battle in north Kashmir

A top Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) foreign militant was on Tuesday killed in a gun battle with troops in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 09, 2014, 17:55 PM IST

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

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

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

The terrorist has been identified as Umaar Bhatti, an LeT Commander operating in Kashmir Valley from past 20 months, the spokesman said. An AK 47, a grenade and other war like stores were recovered from near his body, he added.