Lashkar ‘divisional commander’, aide killed in J-K

May 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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