Srinagar: Topmost Jaish commander of South Kashmir Munna Lahori/Bihari from Pakistan has been killed along with his local associate after a night-long operation at Bona Bazaar area of Shopian district. Also Read - Arrival Of 'Sticky Bombs' Sets Off Alarm Bells In Jammu And Kashmir | All You Need To Know

According to the Police, Security forces started a cordon and search operation in Bonbazar area of Shopian town early Saturday after receiving information about the presence of militants. Also Read - Train Services Resume In Kashmir Valley After 11 Months of COVID-19 Restrictions

“As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter in which two militants were killed,” said Police. Also Read - On Day 1 Of J&K Visit, Foreign Envoys Impressed With Peaceful DDC Polls | All You Need to Know

“The exact identify and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained,” Police added.

On June 23, Four terrorists were killed in an encounter which broke out in Daramdora Keegam area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian District.

(With Inputs From Agencies)