Four separatist militants killed in Kashmir

March 19th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by admin  

Jammu, March 19 (IANS) The security forces shot dead four militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) outfit in remote mountainous area of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday. The security forces had prior information about a group of militants hiding in mountainous forests of Gowari area in Doda district, about 190 km northeast of Jammu.

The troops threw cordoned around the area and started zeroing in on the suspected hideout of the militants.

According to army spokesman LtCol. S.D. Goswami: “The militants fired at the troops, which led to a gun battle that lasted for over three hours.”

The spokesman said all the four militants killed in the gun battle belonged to the LET while one of them was a Pakistani national.

“Four rifles of AK series and war-like stores were recovered from the slain militants,” he said.

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