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Three LeT terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir

The security forces shot dead 3 commanders of Lashker-e-Taiba in Poonch and Doda districts.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 19:00 IST

In a major success on the anti-militancy front, the security forces on Saturday shot dead three top commanders of Lashker-e-Taiba in Poonch and Doda districts, official sources said.

On a tip off, the security forces conducted a joint operation in Sindhra top area of Poonch district.

During searches, an encounter took place in which two Pakistani terrorists were killed, they said adding that they have been identified as Abu Bilal and Abu Sakib -- both district commander of LeT.

The troops recovered 2 AK rifles, 120 rounds, 4 magazines, 9 grenades and one radio set besides some diaries from the terrorists.

In another encounter between troops and terrorists in Kishtiwar area of Doda district, one LeT commander, Abu Hamza alias Arif Mehmood of Pakistan was killed.

First Published: Jan 14, 2006 19:00 IST