Slain militants were involved in killings of two poor labourers from Bihar: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar, October 20:LeT Commander among two militants were killed in a brief shootout with security forces in Sopat area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday evening.

Quoting Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar, the Kashmir Police Zone wrote on Twitter, ” Police and Army neutralised LeT district commander (Gulzar Ahmd Reshi) of Kulgam and one other, who were involved in killings of two poor labourers from Bihar on 17/10/21 at Wanpoh: IGP Kashmir”, reads the tweet.

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A senior police officer told News agency GNS that based on specific information a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in Sopat.

While the cordon was being laid, the hiding militants fired upon joint team triggering a brief gunfight. During the course of action Two militants where killed, whose identity is yet to be ascertained.

Pertinently, two militants were also killed early today in Shopian district.