J&K: Two Pak Ultras Belonging To LeT Liquidated23 July 2011
Srinagar: Two Pakistani militants were killed in a fierce gunbattle with security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district today. The slain ultras belonged to Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT), officials said adding their bodies had been recovered. The gunfight erupted when police and troops of 21 Rashtriya Rifles launched a search-and-cordon operation in Bagh-e-Hakhar area in Handwara, 90-km from here. The two militants, who were killed in the exchange of fire, were buried at a local graveyard, the officials said. The slain ultras were both Pakistanis and belonged to LeT, they said adding two AK rifles were recovered from the scene. Security forces were searching for the third militant who, the officials said, might have escaped as the house where the ultras were hiding caught fire. This is second major success for security forces in north Kashmir within week. Five Lashkar militants, all self-styled commanders, were killed in a gunbattle at Lolab on July 15.