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Top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander among two terrorists gunned down in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore

By ET News

Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists, including a top commander of the outfit, were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said on Friday.

A police spokesperson said the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore on Thursday, following specific information about the presence of ultras there.

“During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given repeated opportunities to surrender. However, instead of surrendering, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated, leading to an encounter,” he said.

In the ensuing encounter, two “categorised terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT” were killed, and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter, the official said.

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