Srinagar: Two top top militants of Lashker-e-Toiba/TRF were killed in a gunfight in Srinagar on Monday, Inspector General of Police said while terming their killing as a major success for the security forces.
Police identified the slain militants as Abbas Sheikh and his second in command Saqib Manzoor. “A big success: IGP Kashmir said in a tweet, referring to the killing of two top militants
Both Mohammad Abbas Sheikh and Saqib Manzoor were in the list of wanted militants shared by the police year this year.
A resident of Rampur village Kulgam, sources said that Sheikh was a top militant commander from south Kashmir district.
The 45-year-old was one of the oldest militants and had recycled into militancy two times.
Previously associated with Hizbul Mujahideen, GNS quoting sources reprinted that Sheikh was part of Resistance Front (TRF), which police say is a shadow group of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).
Sheikh had escaped several times after breaking the cordon during past six years. Saqib was resident of Srinagar.