SRINAGAR: Five militants including district commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Nishaz Lone were killed in an encounter with counter insurgent forces on Friday Hanjin area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.
District commander of #proscribed #terror outfit LeT Nishaz Lone @ Khitab & 01 #Pakistani terrorist amongst total 5 killed #terrorists in #Pulwama #encounter. A big success: IGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/5GrmxiFHB7
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) July 2, 2021
An official said that five militants including the district commander of proscribed outfit LeT Nishaz Lone @ Khitab and one Pakistani were killed so far in the encounter at Hanjin area of Rajpora.
The identity of the other slain militants could not be ascertained immediately, he said.
He added that a soldier identified as Hawaldar Kashi of 44 RR was also killed in the ensuing encounter.
Earlier, on Thursday late night, a police spokesman said a gunfight broke out between militants and forces at Hanjin area of Rajpora in Pulwama.