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Four Pakistani LeT militants, 3 jawans killed in J&K gunbattle

Four top Pakistani militants belonging to terror group Lashker-e-Taeba were killed and three jawans lost their lives in a two-day fierce gun battle in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir that ended today.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2010 16:35 IST

Four top Pakistani militants belonging to terror group Lashker-e-Taeba were killed and three jawans lost their lives in a two-day fierce gun battle in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir that ended on Wednesday.

Acting on a tip-off, army troops and police had launched a cordon and search operation in Planakanthol-Lambibari forests in Kandi Bhudal belt of Rajouri district yesterday, Senior Superintendent of Police Shafkat Watalie told PTI.

During search operation of the area, where four-five militants were hiding, army and police came under heavy fire and retaliated, sparking a fierce gun battle.

In the encounter, which ended today, four top Pakistani militants of LeT were killed, the SSP said, adding three army jawans also died in the gunfight.

The militants have been identified as Abu Kital, Abu Suhab, Abu Abdullah and Chhota Osama -- all Pakistanis, Watalie said, adding that four AK rifles, magazines, grenades, pistols, a satellite phone, a GPS device, geo-satellite maps of Jammu and Kashmir, besides Pakistan-made edible and electronic items were recovered from them.

"The items recovered from them point toward the deep involvement of a section of Pakistani establishment in facilitating infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir," he said.