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Lashkar militant killed in Bandipora encounter

A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed on Tuesday morning in north Kashmir's Bandipora district in a brief gunfight, amidst heavy snow accumulation in the area.

A police official said the security forced raided Parray Mohalla in Hajin, more than 30 km north of Srinagar, following a tip-off about the presence of militants.

The police official said the hiding militant opened fire and injured a soldier of the Army’s 13 Rashtriya Rifles (RR). “He (militant) too was gunned down in the exchange,” said the police.

Preliminary reports suggest the militant belonged to the LeT. However, the officials could not establish his identity immediately.

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