Srinagar: Two militants, including a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and two civilians were killed during an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.
The encounter started after security forces launched an operation in Brenti-Batpora following a tip-off about the presence of militants, including top Lashkar commander Bashir Lashkari.
During encounter, scores of youths tried to disrupt the operation which resulted in the death of two civilians, including a woman.
“Bashir Lashkari carried a bounty of of 10 Lakh on his head. He was involved in attack on SHO Feroz Dar and his five associates”, a police officer said.
Categorised as an A++ militant Lashkari, a resident of Sopshali Kokernag, was recruited by the militant outfit on October 2, 2015.