Top Lashkar commander killed in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 29 (UNI) Security forces gunned down a top commander of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in a gun-battle near the famed Mughal Gardens at Shalimar on the city outskirts today, official sources said.

They said personnel of 112 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint operation in Shalimar area, about 14 km from here, following a tip off that a top Lashkar commander had taken refuge in a house.

As the security forces were about to storm the house, the militant opened fire, which was effectively retaliated.

In the ensuing gunfight, the Lashkar commander was killed, the sources said, adding that some arms and ammunition were also seized from his possession.

The identity of the slain militant was being ascertained.

UNI

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