Two Lashkar-e-Taiba Militants Killed In J&K
14 November 2007
The Times of India
Jammu: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were gunned down by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Wednesday. On a tip off, a joint police and Rashtriya Rifles team launched a search operation in Sedhi Chochana village in the border district on Tuesday night, a defence spokesperson said. The militants tried to flee but the troops chased them and in the ensuing gunfight this morning, Abu Qasim and Abu Hyder - both from Pakistan - were killed. Two AK rifles with their four magazines and 120 bullets, three grenades, one mobile phone and one wireless set were recovered from them. In another incident, militants looted the mail from two porters of the army postal service in Poonch. The porters were carrying mail to a forward post in Surankote tehsil when militants intercepted them on Tuesday. The army informed the police, who then detained the duo for questioning. Meanwhile, security forces arrested Shaki Mohammad, an over ground worker of a militant group, in Rajouri district.