Militant killed in fierce gunbattle in J&K

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 14:51

Jammu: A militant was today killed in a
fierce gunbattle between top LeT militants and security forces
near the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district
where three ultras are still holed up.

Acting on a tip off, police and Army troops launched a
cordon and search operation close to the highway at
Manjote-Nachlana belt, 150 kms from here, Deputy Inspector
General (DIG), Ramban-Doda-Kishtwar range, Maneesh Sinha said.
A gunbattle broke out between the militants and the
security forces, the DIG said.

An Army officer of 16 Corps said that one militant has
been killed in the encounter which is going on.
Three militants are holed up in the area, the DIG
said.

As per the reports, top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Kari
Zubair is also holed up in the gunfight.

PTI




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