Security forces killed top LeT commander Abu Bakar in Sopore encounter

Photo of Indian army soldiers during search operation for militants in Jammu and Kashmir 's Sopore district.

Srinagar: Security forces today killed a top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Pakistani national Abu Bakar in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

According to sources, after police got specific information about the presence of LeT north Kashmir chief Abu Bakar in a house in Bomai area of Sopore, security forces launched a massive operation during which he has been killed by the security forces.

A senior police officer said, “When the security forces reached closed to the house where the LeT commander was hiding, they came under heavy gunfire, which was returned and the encounter started.”

He further added that and in between this encounter he (Abu Bakar) was killed.

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He added, “The security forces did not suffer any casualty in this operation. The house being used as a bunker by the hiding militant commander was damaged following heavy firing.”

The killing of the LeT commander is described as a major success in the fight against militancy in the Valley by the security forces.

On other hand, authorities have suspended mobile phone services as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of rumours in Sopore and some other parts of Baramulla district.

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