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J-K: LeT militant killed in Bandipora turns out to be Mumbai attacks mastermind Lakhvi's nephew

According To Sources, The Militant Has Been Identified As Abu Musaib, A Nephew Of Mumbai Attacks Mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Jan 2017, 12:57:16 PM
J-K: Lashkar-e-Taiba militant killed in encounter in Bandipora district

Kashmir:

A Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was killed on Thursday while a policeman was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

According to sources, the militant has been identified as Abu musaib, a nephew of Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. 

Abu musaib was Lashkar's operative commander of Bandipora ganderbal district and was assigned a job to strengthen the group' network in north Kashmir.

Security forces have also recovered an AK-47 rifle, three Chinese grenades, 66 rounds of live cartridges, a radio communication set and some medicines from the encounter site.

On specific intelligence input about presence of militants in Hajin area of Bandipora, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.

He said during the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed.

A police constable was also injured in the gunfight, the official said, adding he has been referred to a hospital in North Kashmir.

He said some miscreants pelted stones on the security forces near the encounter site.

Further details were awaited.

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First Published : 19 Jan 2017, 09:54:00 AM

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