Pulwama: Three Lashkar-e Toiba (LeT) militants including a top commander whom police identified as Aijaz alias Abu Huriarh were killed in an overnight gunfight between militants and security forces at new colony Pulwama, police said.
Earlier a joint team of Police, Army’s 55 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
“As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering off an encounter,” said police.
In the ensuing gunfight, three LeT militants including a commander were killed. The searches are still ongoing near the shooting site.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Zone police tweeted, “Pulwama encounter update: Pakistani LeT Cmdr Aijaz @ Abu Huraira killed along with 2 local militants. Congratulations to Police & SFs: IGP Kashmir.”