2 Militants Killed In Encounter On Srinagar Outskirts

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Soldiers smile as they leave encounter spot in Panzinara area on the Srinagar outskirts on Saturday – KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- A top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was among two militants killed in an encounter with the state forces in Ranbirgarh Panzinara area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday, police said.

The state forces launched a cordon and search operation in Ranbirgarh Panzinara area in the morning following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the search, militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, triggering an encounter

The police said one of the two slain militants was identified as Ishfaq Rashid, a resident of Sozeith in Srinagar.

Rashid was one of the top LeT commanders active in Kashmir Valley since 2018. He was wanted in many militancy-related cases, the police said.

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