IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar
Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone), Vijay Kumar

SRINAGAR — Top commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba, Saifullah has been killed along with a local militant in Rambagh Barzulla area.

Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said that both the militants have been killed.

Earlier, IGP Kashmir told reporters that “the operation is continuing. Srinagar Police got information that a Pakistani militant Saifullah along with another, a local from south Kashmir, are hiding in the area. He is same Saifullah who was involved in Nowgam attack recently in which two CRPF personnel were killed.”

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“He was also involved in September 24 attack in Chadoora (in which an ASI of CRPF was killed),” said IGP Kashmir while talking to media persons, adding, “We will soon neutralize him. We are moving carefully to avoid any collateral damage.”

He said that militants were offered surrender as part of the SOP but they refused.

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