02 August 2017

News Story: Top militant commander killed in gunfight with troops in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- A top militant commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit and his local associate were killed Tuesday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight between militants and government forces broke out at village Harkipora of Pulwama district, about 27 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

The government forces started to track down the militant commander, Abu Dujana, after they received specific intelligence inputs suggesting his presence in the village, a police spokesman said.

"LeT chief commander Abu Dujana along with his accomplice was killed in Hakripora of Pulwama," the spokesman told Xinhua. "This is a huge achievement for police and troops."

Read the full story at Xinhua