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Top LeT militant killed in J&K`s Baramulla

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 00:34

Srinagar: A top Pakistani "commander" of Lashker-e-Toiba militant outfit was killed and two security force personnel were wounded in a fierce gunbattle in north Kashmir`s Baramulla district, an army spokesman said.

The LeT "commander" identified as Mehmood Bhai, a resident of Pakistan, was killed when security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Tarzoo village in Sopore, some 55 kms from here, the spokesman said.

A militant was also captured during the operation and handed over to police, he said.
The operation was suspended for the night but security forces maintained the cordon to prevent the militants from escaping.

Mehmood Bhai tried to break the cordon at around 0200 hours and was killed in the ensuing gunbattle, the spokesman said.

Two jawans suffered gunshot wounds but their condition was stable, the spokesman said
The killing of the LeT commander comes close on the heels of two successful anti-militancy operations in south Kashmir last week.

Three top Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in Tral area in Pulwama district on June 19 while a Pakistani "commander" of LeT was arrested in Kulgam district the following day.

First Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 00:34

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