Zeenat-ul-Islam is among the two militants killed in a brief gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Reports said that Zeenat is among two militants killed after an encounter between government forces and militants broke out Saturday evening in Yaripora area of south Kashmir’s district Kulgam.
Considered as an Improvised explosive device (IED) expert, Zeenat ul Islam of Shopian’s volatile Sugan area had joined militant ranks in 2015. He was now commander of Al Badr outfit.
A key recruiters Zeenat was one of three militants surviving from Army’s most list of 12 most wanted militants. Zakir Musa is number one
Earlier a cordon and search operation was launched by forces in the area following an input about the presence of militants in the area.
So far two militants have been killed in the exchange of gunfire between militants and forces.
The identity of the second militants is being ascertained.
Meanwhile internet service has been suspended in district Kulgam even as the clashes are going on .