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2 Lashkar-E-Taiba Commanders Shot Dead in Encounter

Published: 21st February 2015 05:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2015 05:25 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Two "commanders" of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were gunned down today in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, army said.  

Numan and Abu Saad, both foreign nationals, were killed in a gunfight in Thak-Gund village of Sopore, an army spokesman said.

He said that based on input about the presence of foreign militants in the village, a joint operation was launched by the army and police to flush out the militants.   

"While the cordon was being readjusted around the suspected house, the security forces received heavy automatic fire and a heavy gunfight ensued.    

"By precise firing and without causing any collateral damage, the troops neutralised the two foreign terrorists," the spokesman said.   

Two AK-47 rifles, seven magazines, 134 rounds of bullet, one radio set, one GPS device and a large quantity of war-like store were recovered from the possession of the slain militants.

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