Terrorist killed in J&K encounter was top LeT man: Police

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Srinagar, Nov 14: The terrorist killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district on Tuesday has turned out to be a top commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), police said on Wednesday. The terrorist was killed in a gunfight at Kujjan village in Kulgam district, 75 km from Srinagar.

The slain terrorist was initially identified as Showkat Ahmad Tak, a resident of Panzgam in Tral area of Pulwama district, they said. When Tak's family members were called to a police station for taking the body, they informed cops that the deceased was not their kin.

During further investigations, it turned out that the slain terrorist was Shabir Ahmad Mir, a resident of Yaripora in Kulgam district, they said. Mir was a top Lashkar commander and an 'A' category ultra who was carrying a cash reward on his head.

PTI

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