Top LeT Commander Among 3 Militants Killed In Sopore Gunfight, Says Police

SRINAGAR: Three militants, including a top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, were killed in an encounte in Gund Brath area of Sopore, the police said.

Mudasir Pandit, who was wanted for several crimes, was killed along with three militants in an overnight encounter with forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district, they said.

Ispector General of Police Vijay Kumar said the encounter took place in Gund Brath area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district. “Killing of LeT commander Mudasir is a big relief for the local population,” he said, adding that the militant was involved in the death of councillors and civilians.

The counter insurgent forces launched a cordon and search operation late on Sunday night in the area following information about the presence of at least three militants, including Pandit, in the area.

“Top LeT #terrorist Mudasir Pandit who was involved in #killing of 03 policemen, 02 councillors & 02 civilians recently and other several #terror crimes got killed in Sopore #encounter,” the IGP tweeted.



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