Jammu and Kashmir: Top LeT commander Abu Bakr killed in encounter by security forces

A militant was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district while another ultra was trapped in a cordon in Sopore area of north Kashmir, police said here.

PTI December 14, 2016 15:17:18 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: Top LeT commander Abu Bakr killed in encounter by security forces

Srinagar: A militant was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district while another ultra was trapped in a cordon in Sopore area of north Kashmir, police said here.

Jammu and Kashmir Top LeT commander Abu Bakr killed in encounter by security forces

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Militants opened fire on a patrol party of army at Beewra in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district this morning, a police official said. He said the army personnel retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.

ANI reported that top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Bakr has been killed in Sopore district in Jammu and Kashmir by security forces.

One militant, identified as Basit Ahmad Dar, was killed in the encounter. Dar had recently joined Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit.

In another counter-insurgency operation, a militant --believed to be a foreigner -- was trapped in a house in Bomai area of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, the official said.

He said further details of the incident were awaited.

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