SRINAGAR: A newly recruited local militant affiliated with the Lashkar-i-Toiba outfit was killed in a gunfight on Thursday night with security forces in the Arihal area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A top police officer said that during the firefight, one local LeT militant, namely Kifayat Ayoub Alie, son of Mohd Ayoub Alie, resident of Pinjoora Shopian, was killed.
From his possession, one pistol, two grenades, two magazines, and five rounds were recovered. The officer added that he had joined the outfit on 04th October this year. On Thursday evening, a gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in the Arihal area.(GNS)