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One LeT terrorist killed in fresh Kashmir gunfight

india Updated: Jan 08, 2010 13:13 IST

One separatist guerrilla of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was on Friday killed in an ongoing gunbattle in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

A senior police officer said paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and police surrounded a house in Andrus (khew) village of Pulwama, 14 km from Srinagar, following information about presence of guerrillas inside the house.

"The hold-up militants were asked to surrender but they opened fire at the troops triggering a gun battle," the police officer told IANS.

One militant, identified as Altaf of LeT, was killed while the others were still firing at the surrounding troops.

This gunbattle comes a day after a 23-hour-long gunfight between guerrillas and security forces in city centre Lal Chowk in Srinagar. Four people were killed and 10 injured in the earlier incident.