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LeT militant killed in gunbattle

The gunfight erupted in village Chanderhama in Pattan area,some 30-km from Srinagar.

Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: March 22, 2012 8:16 pm

A Lashker-e-Toiba militant was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The gunfight erupted in village Chanderhama in Pattan area,some 30-km from here,when hiding militants fired at the security forces,a police spokesman said.

A joint team of police and army descended on the village following specific information that some LeT militants were hiding there,he said.

The slain militant was identified as Nissar Ahmad Magray alias Shakti,the spokesman said adding an AK-47 rifle,two magazines,two grenades and some ammunition were recovered from him.

The exchange of fire between the militants and security forces was still on.

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