Haider among two LeT militants killed in Kulgam: IGP Kashmir

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Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — Two LeT militants, including Pakistani commander Haider, were killed in Devsar area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday afternoon.

Inspector-General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar, while confirming to GNS, said that both the militants have been killed including commander Haider.

Haider, a Pakistani national, was active for more than two years in north Kashmir’s Bandipora and had recently shifted his base to south Kashmir. He was involved in many militant related incidents, the top cop said.

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The other slain militant has been identified as Shabaz Shah of Kulgam, who was a hrybid militant and active for two weeks, the top cop added.

Earlier, a joint team of Police and the Army launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

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