Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Bakar was on Wednesday killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists that lasted for nearly six hours.
The LeT commander was was killed in Bomai area of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. He was holed up inside a residential building in Bomai and was firing at security forces.
Security forces had cordoned off the village after a tip-off about the presence of a top militant in a house. He was killed after the forces blew up the house forcing him to run for cover.
J&K: Arms and ammunition recovered by security forces in Sopore encounter that killed top LeT commander Abu Bakr pic.twitter.com/pyDZCXkTHC— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2016
Another militant was killed in a separate encounter with security forces in Anantnag district.
Earlier a militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district.
Militants opened fire on a patrol party of army at Beewra in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district this morning, a police official said.
He said the army personnel retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.
One militant, identified as Basit Ahmad Dar, was killed in the encounter.