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4 LeT militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

All the four were Pakistani nationals and a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including three AK assault rifles and a rocket launcher, were recovered from them.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2008 08:11 AM IST

Four Pakistan-based cadres of Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed and three arrested in Jammu and Kashmir, where militants made an abortive bid to blow up a security vehicle in Kupwara district.

Self-styled district commander of LeT Usman Bhai and close associate Abu Jibran were killed in a shootout with a joint search party of police and Rashtriya Rifles at Chuntipora village of Handwara in Kupwara on Monday, a police spokesman said.

Two more LeT militants -- Muslim alias Haji and Khalid Bhai -- were killed in another joint operation by police and RR personnel at Watergam village of Rafiabad in Baramulla district.

All the four were Pakistani nationals and a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including three AK assault rifles and a rocket launcher, were recovered from them.

In another operation, a local militant of LeT, Younis Ahmad Mir, was arrested from Shamaswari in interior Srinagar.

Mir, a resident of Bemina locality, was arrested by police during checking and a grenade and 50 bullets were recovered from him.

Two suspected militants -- Mohammad Shameem Sada and Khaleel Mohammad Mir -- were also arrested by security forces from Pattan area of Baramulla and a pistol, one magazine, 10 bullets and 10 grenades recovered from them.

Militants, meanwhile, carried out a grenade attack on a moving security vehicle at Batakote-Handwara in Kupwara last night but none was hurt.

A grenade was hurled by militants towards a patrolling vehicle of security forces but the device missed the target and exploded on the roadside without causing any harm, the spokesman said.

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