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Two top militants killed in Indian Kashmir
Apr 24, 2011, 10:41 GMT
New Delhi - At least two top militants were killed by security forces in India's insurgency-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir early Sunday, news reports said.
The rebel commanders of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist militant group, were shot dead in a gunbattle with an army-police team in the northern state's Doda district, the NDTV network reported.
The militants were identified as Abu Musa and Zulqarnain, the report said citing official sources.
Security forces launched search operations to determine if there were further militants hiding in the area.
The LeT is a Pakistan-based militant outfit that claims to be fighting to liberate Kashmiri Muslims from Indian rule and to establish an Islamic state in South Asia.
Indian police and intelligence agencies have often held the LeT responsible for terrorist attacks in India, including the November 2008 siege in the financial hub Mumbai that left 166 people dead.
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