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J&K Security Forces Kill LeT Commander Ayub Lalhari In Gunfight

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| August 16 , 2017 , 20:27 IST

In another encounter with the terrorists in Kashmir valley, the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have killed another terrorist. The forces, on Wednesday, killed Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Ayub Lalhari in a gunfight in Pulwama district.

"Ayub Lelhari District Commander LeT killed in Pulwama. Yet another success in the fight against militancy," the state police said on its Twitter handle.

Giving details of the gunfight, police said a 'naka' (check post) was set up in Banderpora (Koil) village jointly by Rashtriya Rifles, state police and CRPF after receiving information about the movement of the LeT district commander in the area.

"When the vehicle in which Ayub Lalhari was travelling was signalled to stop, it tried to jump the check post, after which the LeT commander started firing at the security forces," the police said.

"Two policemen were injured in the initial firing after which an encounter started in which Lalhari was killed," police said.

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The driver of the vehicle has been arrested.

The strike comes days after the security forces killed another major terrorist, Hizbul Mujahideen's top commander Yasin Itoo, in a gunfight in the valley's Shopian region.

Lalhari had been active in south Kashmir areas and had recently been designated as district commander by the LeT outfit. Police said the gunfight has ended.

On Sunday, top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Yasin Itoo was killed along with two other local militants in a 24 hour-long gunfight in Shopian district.

Yasin Itoo, alias Mehmood Ghaznavi, was the operational commander of the Hizbul. He was one of the senior-most Hizbul militants active in Kashmir and was designated divisional commander after Burhan Wani was killed last year.

On July 1, the security forces killed LeT Commander Bashir Lashkari in a gunfight in Anantnag district, along with another militant.

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