Srinagar, May 20 UNI | 2 months ago

Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a top commander, gave the slip to the Army after killing a soldier and injuring three others in the central Kashmir district of Badgam.

A massive operation was launched in Kaunsar Mulla, Naugam, and adjoining areas after a soldier was killed and three other jawans were injured in a militant attack yesterday.

However, no contact was established with the militants who managed to escape after the encounter, which ensued after a joint operation was launched by Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police following a tip off about presence of militants in the area yesterday.

When the area was being sealed, militants opened fire, resulting in injuries to four soldiers. The injured were rushed to hospital where one on of them succumbed.

Sources said there were three LeT militants, including a top commander in the area when the operation was launched. However, the militants managed to escape before reinforcement was rushed to the area.

(Posted on 20-05-2014)