Two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were slain in a gunfight with armed forces in Kulgam district of
Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.
Armed forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Redwani area of the district late on Wednesday night, a police spokesperson said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at the forces who retaliated.
Two ultras were killed in the exchange of fire in the early hours of Thursday, the spokesperson said.
He said the slain militants were identified as Amir Bashir Dar and Adil Yousuf Shan who belonged to the LeT’s offshoot, The Resistance Front.
“According to police records, both the slain were categorized militants. They were also part of groups involved in several attacks on armed forces,” he added.
Incriminating material, arms, and ammunition, including two pistols, two magazines, seven pistol rounds, and one grenade, were recovered from their possession.