SRINAGAR — Top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander among two militants were killed in an encounter at Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.

Inspector General of Police for Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that one of the wanted LeT militant, identifying him as Fayaz War, was among the two militants killed in Warpora.

IGP further said that the last perpetrator of recent violence in north Kashmir has been killed.

Official sources said that besides War, another militant killed in the encounter is also a local.

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The two militants were identified as Fayaz Ahmad War alias Rukana alias Umar son of Gh. Mohi ud Din War, resident of Warpora Sopore and Shaheen Ahmad Mir alias Shaheen Molvi son of Mohd Kamal Mir, resident of Cherpora Budgam, both belonging to LeT militant outfit.

Pertinently, a joint team of Police, Army’s 22 RR and CRPF had launched operation on a specific input about presence of some militants in the Warpora on Thursday.

Earlier, militants refused the surrender offer which was given by the security forces.

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As per official sources, this year maximum number of militants were killed from LeT among all outfits in the Valley.

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