Srinagar, Apr 19 (UNI) Troops gunned down a militant of Pakistan based Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) in an encounter in north Kashmir, a defence ministry spokesman said.
He said troops of 47 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) on a tip-off conducted a search operation at village Kandi in the frontier district of Kupwara today.
However, when the area was being sealed, militants opened fire.
The troops retaliated and in the fierce clash a LeT militant Abu Khafa, a resident of Pakistan, was killed. One AK rifle, one magazine and ten rounds were recovered from the slain militant.
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