LeT commander Umar Khanday among two militants killed in Pampore gunfight
Security forces leave the site of an encounter with militants in south Kashmir. [Photo used for representational purpose only].Mubashir Khan/GK File

LeT commander Umar Khanday among two militants killed in Pampore gunfight

Umar, police said, had killed two cops Mohammad Yousuf and Suhail Ahmad at Baghat area of uptown Srinagar on February 19.

Srinagar Oct 16: A Lashkar commander is among two militants killed in a gunfight with security forces at Drangbal area of Pampore in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday.

"Pampore Encounter Update: 02 terrorists killed. #Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered.

Search going on. Further details shall follow, " a police spokesman said.

Police identified the slain LeT commander as Umar Mushtaq Khanday it said killed two cops Mohammad Yousuf and Suhail Ahmad at Baghat area of uptown Srinagar on February 19.

The identity of the second militant killed in today's gunfight was not immediately known. The gunfight broke out in the early hours today after security forces cordoned the area following a tip off about the presence of militants there.

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