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J&K: 2 LET militants killed

May 14, 2008 10:37 IST

Two Lashkar-e-Tayiba militants, including a self-styled commander of the outfit, were killed in a fierce gunbattle with security forces in Doda district, official sources said on Wednesday.

On specific information, the police and security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gandoh area of Doda district late on Tuesday night.

A gunbattle soon broke out in which the two militants were killed. They were identified as Farhat Hussain alias Mochi, area commander of LET, and Pakistani militant Abu Raja.

Two AK rifles and a large quantity of explosives and ammunition were recovered from the two militants, they said, adding the two were going to receive a group of militants of Al-Meran, a shadowy outfit of LeT, who had infiltrated via Samba border recently.

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