Three LeT militants killed in Poonch encounter

Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 21:31

Jammu: Three top Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT)
militants were killed and an army jawan was injured in an encounter with security froces in Poonch district of Jammu and
Kashmir Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of a group of
militants, troops of 20 and 16 Rastriya Rifles (RR) and Police
launched a search and cordon operation in Mordha belt of
Surakote tehsil in the district early today, Poonch SSP
Manmohan Singh told.

On seeing the security personnel, militants opened
discriminate firing from maize fields atop a hill in which one
army jawan Gurpreet Singh of 16 RR was injured. He was later hospitalised.
Police and troops fired back and an encounter ensued in
which three top militants of LeT were killed, he said, adding
that all of them are Pakistani militants.
Two of them have been identified as Abu Abdul and Abu
Usman, he said adding large quantities of arms and ammunition
have been recovered from the scene of the encounter.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 21:31

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