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Suspect in Shujaat killing shot dead

CRPF jawans carry an injured colleague at Chattergam in Budgam district on Wednesday.NISSAR AHMADTHE HINDU

CRPF jawans carry an injured colleague at Chattergam in Budgam district on Wednesday.NISSAR AHMADTHE HINDU  

LeT leader, associate die in gunfight

Naveed Jatt, Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Pakistan-origin commander and a suspect in the assassination of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, was killed along with his associate in central Kashmir’s Budgam on Wednesday.

“Jatt’s killing is a big success. He was a prime suspect in Bukhari’s assassination and behind atrocities against civilians,” said Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh.

In his early twenties, Jatt and his local associate Reyaz Ahmad from Pulwama were trapped inside a residential area at Budgam’s Chattergam. “A fierce gunfight ensued, in which the two were killed,” said the police. However, one militant escaped from the encounter site.

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