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J&K: Four more LeT militants killed in gunfight

By Mukhtar Ahmad
April 02, 2010 23:20 IST

Four more Lashkar-e-Tayiba militants and an army trooper were killed in yet another fierce gunfight in the hilly Rajouri district of Jammu region on Friday.

A senior police officer said army and police jointly surrounded a forest area near Kalakote in the frontier Rajouri district for searches on Friday morning.

"While the troops were busy conducting searches, they came under fire from the holed up militants, triggering a gunfight which raged for the entire day," the police officer said.

"It ended on Friday evening after the entire group of four LeT militants were killed. One army soldier also lost his life," Rajouri district police chief Shafaqat Wattali told

With Friday's killing of four militants, the total toll of militants killed in the sequence of gunfights over past six days has risen to 16.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar