Fierce gun battle in Srinagar, LeT commander killed

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Srinagar, May 23: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander was killed on Thursday at Narparistan (Fatah Kadal) area of old Srinagar city after a fierce gun battle broke out between the security forces and terrorists in the early hours. Three policemen were also injured in the encounter.

The deceased LeT militant, Hilal Molvi, was one of the most wanted terrorist in north Kashmir and was also accused of killing panchayat leaders in the state.

The encounter started after the police surrounded a residential house in the crowded area on receiving specific information about Hilal's presence.

Authorities were yet to confirm what the terrorist was doing in Srinagar since he was a man from northern part of the state. Sources said he was perhaps on a mission to carry out a major mission in the state capital.

The operation was ended later after it was confirmed that no more terrorist was hiding in the vicinity. No damage occurred to any civilian life or property, the Srinagar district police said.

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