Two militant commanders killed in South Kashmir’s Sirhama

Srinagar, September 25:Two militants were killed in an overnight ongoing Gunfight in Sirhama area of Bijbehra in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Official sources said  that two militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed in an encounter, however identity of the slain militants couldn’t be ascertained yet.

The official sources further said that operation was suspended on thursday late evening due to darkness.

But the cordon around the suspected house was kept intact. The operation was resumed with first light of the day today.

According to the reports , a joint team of Police, Army’s 03 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Sirhama.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

Late Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range Vijay Kumar in a presser on Friday identfied the dead militants as  two top commanders of Lashkar-e-Toiba including a foreigner were killed in Sirhama, Anantnag encounter.

The IGP Kashmir said in Sirhama gunfight, two top Lashkar commanders were killed. “One of the slain has been identified as Abu Rehan from Pakistan, who was active since March 2019 and the second one has been identified as Adil Bhat, who was also Lashkar commander. Adil was involved in the attack on two policemen at Nowgam on August 14,” Kumar said.

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