A top Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir's Kulgam district today, official sources said.
They said on a tip-off, security forces conducted a search operation at Tantraypora, Kulgam. However, when the security forces were sealing the area, the militants hiding there opened fire, the sources said, adding that the fire was returned and in the encounter, a militant was killed.
The slain militant was identified as Ashfaq Padroo of LeT, who was involved in the killing of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz when he was on leave. One AK-47 rifle and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militant.
Security forces described it a very big success.