Lashkar ‘divisional Commander’, Aide Killed In J-K

9 May 2009

Jammu: 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.