LeT ultra killed, Pakistani aide arrested in Srinagar firing

Srinagar, Nov 15 | Updated: Nov 16 2005, 07:42am hrs
The gunbattle between militants and security forces at Lal Chowk in the heart of the city ended after 25 hours on Tuesday with the killing of a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant and arrest of his associate, a Pakistani national.

The operation ended with the killing of the holed-up militant in a hotel and arrest of his associate identified as Aijaz Ahmad Bhat codenamed Abu Sumna, director general of police Gopal Sharma announced at a press conference here.

While the identity of the killed militant was yet to be established, Mr Sharma said the arrested militant was 18-19 years of old and a resident of the Pakistani city of Faislabad. He is understood to have infiltrated into Kashmir after the October 8 killer quake, Mr Sharma added.