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Security forces kill four LeT terrorists in J&K

A Pakistani national, operating as LeT's chief administrator in Jammu, was among those gunned down.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2006 13:23 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Ina severe blow to Lashkar-e-Taiba, security forces have shot dead fourterrorists of the outfit, including a Pakistani national, operating as its chief administrator in Jammu, in seperate gunbattles.

Abu Mohammad Sayeed, who belongs to Lahore and acts as chief administrator and financial controller of the outfit in Jammu and Udhampur, was killed by the troops of 9-Rashtriya Rifles onFriday night in Nandi Marg forest in Kulgam, a defence spokesperson said on Saturday.

Terming Sayeed's killing as a major achievement, the official said the terroristoversaw LeT operations for the past three years in Gool-Gulabgarh as the outfit's district commander.

Sayeed had served as the 'Amir' (Chief) of LeT Madrassa in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir. He apparently came across Pir Panjal in Kashmir valley to exfiltrate back to Pakistan, the spokesman said.

A large quantity of arms and ammunitions including one AK rifle, a hand grenade, two cell phones, a stamp of district commander of LeT and high denomination Indian and Pakistani currencies were also recovered from the slain terrorist.

In another gunbattle, two terrorists, probably foreigners and belonging to the LeT, were killed in Wahipora in Pulwama districton Saturdaymorning.

Earlier, a Pakistani terroristAbu Mastan was killed in a firefight at Narwani-Zainapora in Pulwama in the wee hours on Saturday, the spokesman said adding one AK rifle was recovered from the slain terrorist.

First Published: Sep 16, 2006 13:12 IST