LeT Commander Killed in Indian Held Kashmir

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 30 January 2016 20:35

SRINAGAR: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander was killed Saturday in a gunfight with troops in Indian-Held Kashmir, local police reported.

The gunfight broke out Friday night in village Dardpora-Lolpora of frontier Kupwara district, about 110 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-Held Kashmir.

"Am insurgent was killed in Kupwara during an overnight gunfight," Indian military spokesman Col N N Joshi told Xinhua. "The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is going on in the area."

Police officers said troops had information about the presence of three insurgents in the area.

"It seems the remaining two have managed to break the cordon and escaped from the spot," a police officer said.

The slain commander was identified as Abu Usama Zarar, a LeT commander, police said.

Zarar is said to be a non-local rebel.

A guerilla war is going on between rebels and Indian troops stationed in Indian- held Kashmir since 1989. Gunfights between the two sides take place intermittently across the region.

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