Tue, 25 Dec 2012 13:45:00 GMT | By ANI

Two Lashkar militants killed in J&K

Acting on tip-off, army and local police had cordoned off Dodhipora village, around 65 kilometres from Srinagar to nab the militants


Two Lashkar militants killed in J&K (© Reuters)

Kulgam/Jammu:Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir confirmed the killing of two Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants during a gun battle.

Acting on tip-off, army and local police cordoned off Dodhipora village, around 65 kilometres from Srinagar to nab the militants. During the combing operation, the hiding extremists fired at the search party, leading to exchange of fire.

Inspector General Police, Kashmir Range, S M Sahai, said both of them were involved in a recent attack on a hotel in Srinagar in which two lives were lost. “Two militants were from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group and their names were Tamim, who came from Pakistan and the other was Mudasir Ahmad Shiekh, who was a resident of Yamrach village near Kulgam.

“We were looking for Mudasir from last one year and he was involved in many criminal incidents like attacks on police and killing of policemen. His recent biggest attack was the one Silver Star hotel; both of them were part of the militant group present in the hotel at the time of attack. This is a big achievement for us,” said Sahai in Jammu.

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