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Top Lashkar commander arrested in Valley

July 17, 2010 13:23 IST

A top Lashkar-e-Tayiba militant, active in the area for the last 20 years was on Saturday arrested in Patnazi area of Bonjwa belt of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, police and security forces arrested Mohd Shafi Pathan, an 'area commander' of LeT, they said.

Pathan, from Anantnag district, headed LeT operations in Bonjwa belt, they said, adding he joined militancy in 1990 and was involved in various terror acts.


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