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LeT militant killed in J&K encounter

November 09, 2009 15:03 IST

A top Lashker-e-Tayiba militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said in Jammu on Monday.

Acting on specific information, a joint column of the army and the police reached Kotli village, nearly 275-kms from Jammu, on Sunday evening to nab Mohammad Hussain. However, the militant, on seeing the security forces, escaped.

The security forces chased Hussain, who lobbed grenades on them, they said, adding that in the ensuing encounter, the militant was killed.

One Under Barrel Grenade Launcher with two grenades, one live and two used Chinese grenades and some explosive material was recovered from the slain militant.

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