Pulwama, Oct 14: During a gunfight in Littar area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants including a senior commander were killed while during post gunfight violent clashes a civilian lost his life.
Police said the two militants killed in a gunfight with government forces in Litter village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit.
An official identified the slain militants as Wasim Ahmed Shah alias Usama of Heff Shopian and Nasir Ahmad Mir of Litter Pulwama.
Shah, he said, was the Shopian district commander of militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba.
He said one Ak-47, one AK-57 and six AK magazines were recovered from the gunfight site.
During a press conference after the encounter, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Munir Khan said that one civilian was killed and another injured in the crossfire between the militants and the Security Forces.
Khan said that Shah’s elimination is a big success because he used to recruit cadre for LeT.