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28/11/2018 12:30 PM IST | Updated 28/11/2018 12:31 PM IST

LeT Militant Involved In Shujaat Bukhari's Assassination Killed In Kashmir Encounter

Bukhari, a veteran journalist and editor of 'Rising Kashmir', was shot dead by terrorists outside his office in June this year.

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SRINAGAR — "Most wanted" Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Naveed Jhutt, who was allegedly involved in the assassination of journalist Shujaat Bukhari, was killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Wednesday, officials said.

The gun battle broke out after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Budgam in the morning following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

The militants opened fire at the security personnel carrying out searches and the forces retaliated, he said.

Internet services in Budgam have been snapped as a precautionary measure.

Bukhari, a veteran journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir, was shot dead by terrorists outside his office in the heart of Srinagar in June this year.