Top commander of Lashker-e-Toiba Saifullah has been killed along with a local militant in Rambagh Barzulla area, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), quoting Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar.
Earlier, IGP Kashmir told reporters: “The operation is continuing. Srinagar police got information that a Pakistani militant Saiffulah along with another, a local from south Kashmir, are hiding in the area. He is same Saifullah who was involved in Nowgam attack recently in which 2 CRPF personnel were killed. He was also involved in September 24 attack in Chadoora (in which an ASI of CRPF was killed).”
“We will soon neutralize him. We are moving carefully to avoid any collateral damage,” he had said. He said that militants were offered surrender as part of the SOP but they refused. (GNS)