Lashkar ‘divisional commander’, aide killed in J-KMay 9th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, May 9 (ANI): A self-styled divisional Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) commander and his aide were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district early this morning.
According to sources, the army and police threw a tight cordon around the Dhar Dashnan hills near Doda town late on Friday night following a tip off about the presence of militants. Lashkar self-styled commander Abu Sumama and his aide Barkat Ali alias Yasir were killed.
One soldier also sustained injuries in the gun-battle. An AK rifle and a pistol were recovered from the site of operation.In another incident in Ganderbal district, a militant was killed in an encounter with security forces.
Acting on a specific information, security forces sealed the Kangan area to flush out the militants.
The operation was still in progress. (ANI)
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