Two top militants, including a self-styled district commander of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit hailing from Pakistan, were killed in separate gunbattles in Jammu and Kashmir.
LeT commander Abdullah Uni, a resident of Pakistan, was killed in an encounter with troops of 28 Rashtriya Rifles, Nine Para and special operations group of local police at Dorusa-Lolab in Kupwara district last night, a defence spokesman said today.
One of the security personnel received splinter injuries in the operation which started on Tuesday when the joint search party cordoned off the area to flush out the hiding militants.
In another fierce encounter, a self-styled divisional commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) outfit Waseem Bilal was killed in the forest area of Dardpora-Arin in Bandipora district.
The encounter broke out yesterday afternoon and continued till this morning, officials said adding an AK assault rifle, an under barrel grenade launcher with three shells, 90 AK rounds and five SIM cards were recovered from the possession of the slain militant.