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LeT militants, commander killed in encounter in JK

Security forces today gunned down three suspected Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including the outfit's district commander, during an encounter in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said in Jammu

india Updated: Dec 19, 2008 11:17 IST
PTI

Security forces today gunned down three suspected Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including the outfit's district commander, during an encounter in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said in Jammu. On specific information, troops of the Rashtriya Rifle (RR) launched an operation in Gunda area, 7-km north of Doda, and in the ensuing gun battle killed the three LeT terrorists, the spokesman said.

One of the dead has been identified as Mudassar -- the district commander of LeT -- the defence spokesman said, adding that the identity of the remaining two was being ascertained.

Security forces recovered three AK rifles along with some ammunition from the encounter site.

First Published: Dec 19, 2008 11:15 IST