Gunfight in Kashmir after top LeT commander’s arrest

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Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) A gunfight between militants and security forces broke out late Monday evening in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district after a top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was arrested there, police said.

A senior police officer said that the gunfight started some distance away from Sogam market of Kupwara after police arrested a top LeT commander identified as Abu Ukasha alias Hanzullah.

Reports said the LeT commander was arrested in Sogam town market on specific information while he was making some purchases there around 7 p.m.

“Firing exchanged are going on there,” the officer said.



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