A top commander of a militant outfit and his associate were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Police identified the deceased as top commander Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Zeenat alias Usman – resident of Shopian, and his associate Shakeel Ahmad Dar – resident of Chilli Pora village.
Both of them were affiliated with proscribed outfit Al-Badr and were involved in a series of crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
Police said Zeenat-ul-Islam had a long history of crime records since 2006.
Bodies of the militants were handed over to their families after completion of the formalities, police said.