Top Lashkar militant killed in Kashmir encounter

The slain militant was involved in several killings in Sopore and adjoining areas.

Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: February 22, 2012 9:52 am

A top Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was killed and an army jawan wounded in a gunbattle between security forces and ultras in Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today.

A self-styled LeT commander identified as Badar was killed in the gunfight,police said.

The slain militant was involved in several killings in Sopore and adjoining areas,they said.

The gunbattle ensued when army and police jointly launched a search operation in Mominpora village,some 52-km from here,following information about presence of militants in the area.

One army jawan was injured in the exchange of fire,police said.

Badar was deputy to dreaded militant Abdullah Uni who was killed in an encounter with security forces last year.

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