Indian soldiers killed a senior member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group in Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
An Indian soldier was also killed and three others wounded in the 18-hour gunbattle which started on Tuesday night on the outskirts of Sopore town north of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital.
"Abu Hamza, senior commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba was killed," senior police official Anand Jain said.
Later hundreds of Muslim mourners, shouting "we want freedom", took to the streets with Hamza's body.
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The group said last week for the first time that armed struggle was not the only way to deal with the Kashmir dispute.