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Two terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir

July 11, 2010 19:53 IST

Two terrorists, one of them a Lashkar-e-Tayiba commander, were killed in separate gunbattles with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

The LeT terrorist was killed in Kishtwar and another in Rajouri during search operations launched by security forces in Jammu region, police said.

Acting on a tip-off that some LeT terrorists were hiding in Sarwan forest belt in Kishtwar district, troops conducted searches to flush them out.

In the ensuing gunfight, an LeT terrorist, identified as Abdul Hafeez alias Nomaan, was killed while others escaped.

In another gunbattle, said to be a Pakistani terrorist, was killed in Daylote forest belt in Rajouri district.

An AK rifle, four grenades and a map were recovered from his possession, police said.

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