Top LeT guerrilla killed in gunfire with security forces in Kashmir
SRINAGAR: A top foreign
guerrilla of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was on Wednesday killed in a
gunfight with security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir in which
a soldier was also injured, police said.
Acting on specific
information about the presence of some militants at Shah Mohalla Hamla Pati
(Zachaldara) village in Kupwara district, a joint team of the army’s 21
Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group cordoned off the village, a
senior police officer told IANS.
The militants hiding in
the village opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated. Abu Mosa, a
divisional commander of the LeT outfit, was killed in the shootout, while a
soldier was injured in the operation.
Abu Mosa was a
Pakistani national who was active in Handwara, Rajwara and Ramhall belt since
2012, the police officer said.