A prime commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), chargeable for assaults and killings of safety forces and civilians, was amongst two militants killed in an in a single day encounter within the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police mentioned on Monday.
Safety forces launched a cordon and search operation within the Test Sadiq Khan space of south Kashmir district on Sunday after receiving particular inputs in regards to the presence of militants there, a police official mentioned.
He mentioned the search operation changed into an encounter after militants opened hearth on safety forces, who retaliated.
Within the change of firing, two militants had been killed, the official mentioned.
One of many slain militants was recognized as Ishfaq Dar alias Abu Akram, a prime commander of LeT, Director Basic of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh mentioned.
Dar was lively since 2017 and chargeable for a really massive variety of terror crime instances, together with assaults on and killings of police, safety forces and civilians, Singh mentioned.
He mentioned the opposite militant has been recognized as Majid Iqbal.
The night-long operation has concluded, the Jammu and Kashmir’s prime police official mentioned.
An Military official mentioned two AK rifles with eight magazines had been recovered from the location of the encounter.