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Nov 15, 2012, 03.23 PM IST | Source: PTI

Kulgam encounter: Slain ultra turns out to be LeT commander

Kulgam encounter: Slain ultra turns out to be LeT commander

Srinagar, Nov 14 (PTI) The militant killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district on Tuesday has turned out to be a top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), police said today. The ultra was killed in a gunfight at Kujjan village in Kulgam district, 75 km from here. The slain militant was initially identified as Showkat Ahmad Tak, a resident of Panzgam in Tral area of Pulwama district, they said. When Tak's family members were called to a police station for taking the body, they informed cops that the deceased was not their kin. During further investigations, it turned out that the slain militant was Shabir Ahmad Mir, a resident of Yaripora in Kulgam district, they said. Mir was a top Lashkar commander and an 'A' category ultra who was carrying a cash reward on his head. PTI MIJ RAI

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