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LeT militant killed in Pulwama gunfight

February 01, 2014 17:48 IST

A Lashkar-e-Tayiba militant was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district overnight, police said.

Acting on an intelligence input about presence of ultras in village Kangan, 35-km from Srinagar, security forces launched a search operation in the area last evening, they said.

As they zeroed in on their target, the militants fired at security forces who retaliated, police said.

In the ensuing gunfight, a militant identified as Ajaz Ahmad Bhat was killed, they said.

Bhat, affiliated to the LeT outfit, was involved in a number of terrorist activities including the firing incident at Awantipora market in which two civilians, including a woman, were injured, police said.

Some arms and ammunition were recovered from the scene, they said.

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