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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Abdullah Uni’s deputy killed in Sopore

Critically injured soldier airlifted to military hospital

Ahmed Ali Fayyaz

SRINAGAR, Feb 21: Lashkar-e-Tayyiba chief Abdullah Uni’s second-in-command and top wanted Pakistani militant, Abu Akash Badar, has been killed in a fierce gunbattle in Sopore today even as a critically wounded soldier was evacuated and airlifted to a military hospital in Srinagar.

Authoritative sources disclosed to Early Times that Special Operations Group (SOG) of Srinagar District Police received a tip off over telephone in the forenoon today about the presence of a couple of Pakistani cadres of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba at the residential house of a carpenter, namely Mushtaq Ahmad Najar, close to Sopore-Kupwara bypass in Noorbagh locality of Sopore. Alerted immediately, Sopore Police, in coordination with a unit of Rashtriya Rifles 22 Bn, launched a cordon-and-search operation in the locality at 1400 hours.


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