Two militants killed in Nowgam gunfight


SRINAGAR: Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Abu Ismail was killed along with an associate in a brief gunfight with government forces in Aarigam area of Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday, police said.

An official as quoted by a section of media said that the gunfight ensued after government forces cordoned off the area following inputs about the presence of militants. He said both the bodies were recovered. The identity of second militants is being ascertained, said the official.