Lashkar Commander Killed In Kulgam Gunfight

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Srinagar: A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander was killed on Monday in an encounter with government forces in Aharbal area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district.

According to reports, police, army’s 62 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Gurwatan Aharbal belt of Damhal Hanjipora after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area. When the search team started advances, the hiding militants opened fire upon them in a bid to break the cordon. In the retaliatory fire, one militant was killed.

“#KulgamEncounterUpdate: 01 unidentified #terrorist killed. #Operation in progress. Further details shall follow,” Police posted on its official Twitter handle.

Meanwhile, a local news agency KNO quoting an unnamed senior police officer said that LeT commander Amir Ahmad Mir from Chaki Choland Shopain,who was active since 2017, was killed in the ongoing operation.

The report also said that 27 militants were killed this month alone in southern districts of Kashmir.

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