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Top LeT, Hizb men killed in J&K

Acting on intelligence, troops carried out a search operation. An Army Major was injured in the gunbattle.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2006 22:49 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Three terrorists were killed and an Army major was injured in a gunbattle in Doda and Udhampur districts on Sunday, a top defence official said.

Two of them were commanders of the Lashker-e-Toiba andtheHizb-ul-Mujahideen, headded.

Acting on specific information, Army troops, led by Major Prashant Salai, conducted a cordon and search operation in Gulbgarh area of Udhampur district around 1415 hours on Sunday, head of 16 corps media centre, Col DK Badola said.

During the search operation, terrorists fired on the troops, who fired back, he said, adding that two top terrorists were killed on the spot.

First Published: Apr 23, 2006 21:32 IST