15 September 2017

News Story: Indian troops kill top militant commander, associate in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- A top militant commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit Abu Ismail and his associate were killed Thursday in a brief gunfight with Indian troops in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight between militants and a contingent of police and army broke out at village Aarigam-Nowgam in the outskirts of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"LeT chief commander Abu Ismail along with his accomplice were today killed in brief gunfight here," a police spokesman told Xinhua. "This is a huge achievement for police and troops."

Ismail according to police was among the most wanted militants active in the restive region. Police sources said he was involved in the recent attack on a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims.

According to police, the government forces had prior information about Ismail's movement.
Police claimed recovery of two assault rifles from the spot.

Read the full story at Xinhua