February 2007 News

LeT Militant Killed In J&K Gunbattle

25 February 2007
The Times of India

Srinagar: A Lashker-e-Toiba militant was killed and another injured in a gunbattle with security forces in Kupwara district on Monday morning, officials said. The militants hiding in a house in Songom, about 100 km from Srinagar, opened fire at a raiding party consisting of personnel from Rashtriya Rifles and state police after they cordoned off the village, they said. In the ensuing shootout, one militant was killed while another was injured. The identity of the militants was not known immediately. In another incident, a man was shot at by militants in Pulwama district on Sunday night. The militants barged into the house of one Sheeraj Ahmed Mir at Ahloora Shopian, 65 km from Srinagar, and fired at him. Mir was referred to Srinagar for treatment, officials said.


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