November 2006 News

LeT ultra killed in Poonch

3 November 2006
The Daily Excelsior
Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was gunned down by security forces and police in an encounter at Sangiot in Mendhar tehsil this evening. Official sources said Army, police and 150 CRPF launched a joint search operation at Sangiot this afternoon after getting an information about the presence of two militants in the area. This evening, one militant identified as Abu Asrar of LeT was killed. One AK-47 rifle, two magazines and two hand grenades were recovered from him. Security personnel didn't suffer any casualties in the operation. Sources said searches will be resumed tomorrow morning to eliminate or apprehend the second ultra. CRPF team in the operation was led by Deputy Commandant Sham Chand De.


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