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J-K: Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Abu Bakr killed as six-hour-long Sopore encounter ends

Earlier In The Day, Security Forces Killed Another Suspected Militant In A Separate Encounter In Anantnag District. Militants Opened Fire On A Patrol Party Of Army At Beewra In Srigufwara Area Of Anantnag District This Morning

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 14 Dec 2016, 06:30:06 PM
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New Delhi:

A suspected militant linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir.

LeT commander Abu Bakr was killed in a six-hour-long gunfight at a residential building where he was hiding.

Sources said that the encounter has ended and security forces are combing the area to look for other militants.

Earlier in the day, security forces killed another suspected militant in a separate encounter in Anantnag district. Militants opened fire on a patrol party of army at Beewra in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district this morning, a police official said.

He said the army personnel retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.

The militant, identified as Basit Ahmad Dar, was killed in the encounter. Dar had recently joined Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit.

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First Published : 14 Dec 2016, 04:25:00 PM

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