A self-styled Lashkar-e-Toiba commander was among two militants killed in a fierce encounter with security forces in Doda district on Monday.
Acting on a tip off, a joint operation party of police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Chamal-Chilli area, 190 kms from Jammu, Sunday night where eight militants were hiding, police said.
During the searches, an encounter broke out in the area this morning in which two militants were killed including self-styled Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Shah Din Khanday and his close associate Yasir Ahmed Kantroo alias Gamma, Senior Superintendent of Police, Doda, Prabhat Singh said.
Police officials said Khanday has been operating in the state for long. The gunbattle was still going on when reports last came in.