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LeT foreign guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar (IANS): A foreign guerrilla commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was killed in a gunfight which is on between the security forces and the guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town Monday, police said.

“One foreign militant commander identified as Mehmood Bhai of the LeT has been killed in the Krankshevan (Sopore) encounter that started yesterday (Sunday) evening,” a senior police officer told IANS here.

The officer said a local militant is still holed up inside the house from where they fired at the security forces Sunday evening when police, counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force jointly started an operation against them.

This followed intelligence reports that two to three guerrillas were hiding inside a house in Krankshevan colony of Sopore town in Baramulla district, 54 km from Srinagar.

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