It may be recalled that recently, six Pakistani militants of the LeT, including the nephew of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, were gunned down in north Kashmir's Bandipora
district in an encounter in which an IAF Garud commando was also killed, officials said.
Apart from Lakhvi's nephew, two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commanders were also among the militants killed by the security forces, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police (DGP), S P Vaid, said.
Prior to that, three militants, including Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar's nephew and another 'commander' from the group, were gunned down by security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.
A US-made M4 rifle used by Pakistani Army special forces was recovered following the encounter, which took place and is being described as a "breakthrough".
An Army soldier was also killed in the fierce gunbattle in Aglar area last night and two AK-47 rifles recovered.
The killed militants have been identified as Mehmood Bhai, the so-called divisional commander of Jaish in the south, Tallah Rashid, Masood Azhar's nephew, and Wasim Ahmed Ganie.
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