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Top Lashkar militant killed in Jammu & Kashmir
December 03, 2005 12:38 IST
Two foreign militants, including a top commander of Lashkar-e-Tayiba, were killed in separate encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir since Friday night, official sources said in Srinagar on Saturday.
Lashkar commander Abdul Rehman, a Pakistani militant, was killed in an encounter with security forces at Mochua in Chanapora area of Budgam district at midnight, the sources said.
Rehman, who was active for the past several years in Kashmir valley, had recently shifted base to Srinagar city after operating from Kupwara and Baramulla districts, they said.
Another foreign militant, whose identity was being ascertained, was killed in a gun battle with security forces at Bommai in Sopore area of Baramulla district on Friday night, the sources added.