Gunfight Rages In Kupwara After LeT Man Held

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Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and security forces broke out late Monday evening in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district after a top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was arrested there, police said.
A senior police officer said that the gunfight started some distance away from Sogam market of Kupwara after police arrested a top LeT commander identified as Abu Ukasha alias Hanzullah.
As per a police official the apprehended person is believed to be the top militant commander of Lashkar-i-Toiba namely Abu Ukasha alias Hanzullah of Pakistan.
“A grenade and around 38 thousand cash has been recovered from his possession”, the official said
The official termed the arrest of the Pak militant as a “big success”.
He said that further investigations into the case has been launched and denied to divulge further details.
Reports said the LeT commander was arrested in Sogam town market on specific information while he was making some purchases there around 7 p.m.
“Firing exchanged are going on there,” the officer said.

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