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Kashmir Encounter: 2 LeT militants including Pakistani commander killed

The two deceased militants were identified as Sahabaz Shah, a resident of Kulgam, and Haider, a Pakistani national.

At least two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a Pakistani commander, have allegedly been killed in a gun battle in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Police informed that incriminating material like arms and ammunition were also recovered from the slain militants.

The two deceased militants were identified as Sahabaz Shah, a resident of Kulgam, and Haider, a Pakistani national.

Reportedly, the gun battle erupted at Cheyam Devsar in South Kashmir during a cordon and a search operation that was jointly launched by the Army and police in the area.

As the joint team zeroed in on the target, the militants opened fire and tried to break the security cordon. The joint team returned fire, leading to a gunfight that lasted for several hours.

Meanwhile, police officials revealed that Haider was active in north Kashmir for two years before shifting base to south Kashmir.

This is the second major gunfight in south Kashmir in the last three days. On Friday, three militants, including a top Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Mohammad Ashraf Khan alias Ashrf Molvi, were killed in a gunfight in the forests of Pahalgam that falls on the Amarnath yatra route.

First Published: 8th May, 2022 17:21 IST

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