2 militants including top Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo killed in Arwani encounter


Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant commander Junaid Mattoo and his aide has been killed in the ongoing encounter with forces in Arwani village of Bijbehara in Islamabad district of southern Kashmir, news gathering agency ANI reported.

The militants were engaged in a fire-fight with forces for several hours. The identity of another militant could not be ascertained.

A joint team of Army, J-K police and CRPF cordoned off Arwani village on specific input about presence of militants in the area today morning. As the cordon was being laid some youth assembled near the area and started pelting stones on forces which resulted in clashes, reports said.

Mattoo was believed to be active for the past two years and carried a bounty of Rs 10 lakh on his head.



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