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Sopore encounter: LeT commander killed

Sopore encounter: LeT commander killed
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Sopore Encounter: LeT Commander Killed. A militant commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, Mehmood Bhai, was killed this morning in an encounter that broke out on Sunday between security forces and militants in the Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sopore: A militant commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, Mehmood Bhai, was killed this morning in an encounter that broke out on Sunday between security forces and militants in the Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. Mehmood Bhai's body was recovered this morning.

"One foreign militant commander identified as Mehmood Bhai of the LeT has been killed in the Krankshevan (Sopore) encounter that started yesterday (Sunday) evening," a senior police officer told IANS.

The officer said a local militant is still holed up inside the house from where they fired at the security forces Sunday evening when police, counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force jointly started an operation against them.

This followed intelligence reports that two to three guerrillas were hiding inside a house in Krankshevan colony of Sopore town in Baramulla district, 54 km from Srinagar.

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