Srinagar: A top commander of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad was among two militants killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Maharaja Bazaar area of the city tonight, police said.
Security forces launched an operation in Maharaja Bazaar following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said a gunfight broke out between security forces and militants.
“So far, one militant has been killed,” he said adding the operation was still in progress.
One of the dead militants was identified as Saifullah, a top Jaish commander in the Kashmir Valley, while the identity of the other is yet to be ascertained.