Five LeT militants including the district commander of the outfit for Pulwama, Nishaz Lone and a Pakistani militant besides a soldier were killed in a gunfight between militants and security forces in Hanjin Rajpora area of south Kashmir district, police said on Friday.
The gunfight broke out late last night after security forces cordoned the area following a tip off about the presence of militants there.
In the ensuing encounter, five militants affiliated with the LeT have been killed in the gunfight including district commander Nishaz Lone and a Pakistani militant, a police spokesperson quoting IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said this afternoon.
IGP Kashmir has called the killings of the militants a “big success”.
Earlier, an Army soldier was also reportedly killed in the exchange of fire.