Srinagar, Feb 27 (PTI) A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant, believed to be from Pakistan, who was injured in a gunfight with security forces in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district yesterday, has succumbed to injuries, police said. Also Read - Pakistan Ready to Resolve All Outstanding Issues With India Through Dialogue, Says Imran Khan

There was exchange of fire between the militants and the security forces in Bon Mollah village of Hajan in Bandipora district yesterday. After the firing stopped, a search was conducted, but no dead body was recovered, a police spokesman said today. Also Read - Pakistan Remains on FATF Grey List, Given Time Till June to Implement Full Action Plan

Later, it was learnt that one LeT militant was injured in the encounter and this morning police came to know about the death of the said militant, he said. Also Read - Pakistan MP Who is in His Late Fifties, Marries 14-Year-Old Baloch Girl; Police Launch Probe

Since the body was already in the village, a request was made to the villagers to handover the body to police, the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, the body was buried amidst a procession led by some miscreants, he said.

The police are ascertaining the identity of the militant who is understood to be not a local, the spokesman said, adding necessary legal action has also been initiated against the people who led the protest and instigated the public. PTI SSB RCJ RCJ

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