Indian Army guns down LeT top commander in six-hour long op
Srinagar: Indian Army on Wednesday gunned down the top commander of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Abu Bakar in a six-hour long gunfight in Sopore of Kashmir.
After being informed by the intelligence regarding the presence of Abu Bakar, army launched a massive operation at a residential building where LeT chief commander was hiding.
What senior security official said regarding the encounter?
- When the security forces closed in on the house where the LeT commander was hiding, they came under heavy gunfire, which was returned and the encounter started.
- Abu Bakar was killed in this encounter.
- The security forces did not suffer any casualty in this operation
- The house being used as a bunker by the hiding militant commander was damaged following heavy firing
Army has dubbed the killing of LeT chief as a major success.