Let Divisional Commander killed in encounter
The Army on Monday claimed that it killed the Divisional Commander of Lashkar Toiba and his associate in a fierce gun battle in north Kashmir's Handwara town.
Deputy Inspector General North Kashmir Range Ghulam Hasan Bhat said that after receiving inputs about the presence of militants, Army personnel from 6 RR, Special Operations Groups Handwara cordoned off Malikpora area of Vilgam Handwara.
He said that two LeT militants were hiding in a residential house owned by one Habibullah Shiekh.
"Shortly after the cordon, the militants fired upon the Government Forces who retaliated in full force. During the ensuing gun battle, two LeT militants were killed," he said adding that it was a major setback to LeT in north Kashmir.
Police sources identified the slain Divisional Commander of Let as Abu Hurrairah.
Two AK 47, magazines and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the site.
During the operation one officer sustained minor injuries and was later administered first aid at Military Hospital, Drugmulla.
(Posted on 10-03-2014)
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