26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi's nephew among 6 LeT terrorists killed in Bandipora

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26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi's nephew among 6 LeT terrorists killed in Bandipora

Six terrorists, including nephew of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, have been killed by the security forces in north Kashmir's Bandipora district.

Six terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), including nephew of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, have been killed by the security forces in north Kashmir's Bandipora district.

A Garud commando of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was also martyred in the operation and 2 Army soldiers injured.

The Garud Commando Force is the special forces unit of the IAF. The development comes as a big boost for the security forces in the Valley.

Security forces cordoned off and launched a search operation in Chandergeer village in Hajin area of Bandipora district after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.

As search operations were going on, the terrorists hiding there fired at the security forces, who retaliated befittingly.

Sringar-based Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said, "Five terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter at Hajin."

The operation is going on and further details are awaited, Kalia said.

(WITH INPUTS FROM SHUJA-UL-HAQ AND PTI)

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