NEWS

Top LeT Commander Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Badgam District

"The security forces were fired upon after they closed on the house where Muzaffar Ahmad Naiku ali alias Muza Molvi was hiding."

06/01/2017 9:42 AM IST | Updated 06/01/2017 10:09 AM IST
Mukesh Gupta / Reuters

SRINAGAR -- A top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Kashmir's Badgam district.

According to police, the security forces launched an operation on Friday morning following an information about the presence of a wanted LeT commander hiding in Gulzarpora village.

"The security forces were fired upon after they closed on the house where Muzaffar Ahmad Naiku ali alias Muza Molvi was hiding," the police said.

"The militant was killed in the encounter which has ended now. Searches are still going on in the area."

The police said the slain commander was one of the longest surviving militants and the most wanted guerrilla in Jammu and Kashmir.

Also on HuffPost India

'Indica: A Deep Natural History Of The Indian Subcontinent' Is More Compelling Than Sci-Fi

More On This Topic