South Kashmir Gunfight: Haider among two LeT militants killed, says IGP Kashmir

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Two LeT militants including a Pakistani commander Haider were killed in Devsar area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday afternoon.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that both militants have been killed including commander Haider.

Haider, a Pakistani national, was active more than two years in north Kashmir’s Bandipora and had recently shifted his base to south.

He was involved in many militant related incidents, the top cop said.

The other slain militant has been identified as Shabaz Shah of Kulgam, who was hrybid militant and active since two weeks, the top cop added.

Earlier, a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)

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