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Top militant commander killed in gunfight in Indian controlled Kashmir

09-14-2011 15:30 BJT

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- A top commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit was killed Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with Indian army and police in Indian- controlled Kashmir, officials said Wednesday.

The gunfight between militants and contingents of Indian army and police broke out in village Batpora-Sopore of district Baramulla, 55 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. "Police achieved a major success today when it killed a top militant, Abdullah Uni of LeT in a gunfight in Sopore," said a police spokesman. "Uni was divisional commander of LeT outfit."

Police said Uni was active in the area for the past several years and was involved in attacks on police and several killings including that of civilians and policemen.

Indian army spokesman said the gunfight broke out after contingents of army and police cordoned the area on specific intelligence inputs suggesting presence of militants. According to spokesman Uni was figuring on the list of wanted with them.

A residential house was partially damaged in the exchange of fire between militant commander and contingents of police and army. Police said Uni was firing from inside the house on policemen and troopers.

Police has also claimed recovery of some arms and ammunition from the gunfight site.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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