A Pakistani militant of Lashkar-e-Taiba was among two ultras slain in an encounter with armed forces in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
The encounter at Cheyan Devsar area of the south Kashmir district broke out after the forces launched a cordon and search operation there following inputs about the presence of militants, a police official said.
In the ensuing exchange of fire, two rebels were killed, the official said.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, had earlier said one of the trapped ultras was a Pakistani.
“01 #Pakistani (Haider) of LeT & a local militant trapped in on-going #encounter,” Kumar said on Twitter.
Haider had been active in North Kashmir for more than two years and is involved in several attacks, the IGP Kashmir.