Srinagar: A suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)
militant was on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces
in Kupwara district of North Kashmir, police said.
Acting on a specific information about presence of armed
militants in Butshugni Kawnar forest in Handwara, 80
kms from here, police assisted by troops of Rashtriya Rifles
laid a siege of the area late last night, police said.
He said the advance party was fired upon by the hiding
militants prompting the search party to retaliate.
Body of an unidentified militant was recovered from
the scene of the gunfight this morning, a police spokesman
said, adding an A-K assault rifle, four magazines, one UBGL,
four UBGL shells, two mobile phones and Rs 3385 (INR) were
recovered from his possession.
The spokesman said the search operation in the area
was still going on when last reports were received.
Meanwhile, some militants opened firing on a security
search party at nearby Wudderbala forest this evening,
triggering a gunfight, official sources said.
The gun-battle was still raging in the area and further
details are awaited, they said.