Srinagar, Aug 23: Police Monday claimed to have achieved a major success by killing a top commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba/TRF commander Abbas Sheikh and his close aide in a brief encounter at Aloochibagh area of Srinagar.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told news agency—Kashmir News Observer top commander of LeT/TRF Abbas Sheikh and deputy Saqib Manzoor were killed.

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“This is a big success for the police,” the IGP said. A police official said that Abbas Sheikh was one of the most wanted commanders whose name was also in the list of ten wanted commanders released by the police.