SHOPIAN — Two militants including a top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander have been killed in the gunfight which broke out between government forces and militants at Check-Sadiq-Khan area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.
Police said that two militants have been killed while as the search operation is on in the area.
IGP Kashmir said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces, adding that a top commander of LeT identified as Ishfaq Dar alias Abu Akram active since 2017 is among the slain. However, the identification of the second militant wasn’t known.
Earlier, an official said that a joint team of police, army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight.
Meanwhile, mobile internet services have been suspended in the district.