Majid Jahangir, Srinagar
A local militant was killed in a fierce gun battle between security forces and militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, 40 kilometers away from Srinaga , police said .
Killed militant has been identified as Talib Ahmad Shah alias Umar of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Police said that Shah was involved in several killings and attacks on security forces. Talib had joined militant ranks in 2012 and was active member of Lashkar since .
On a tip off heavy contingents of police,army and CRPF personals surrounded Asthan Mohala , Kakapora where militants were hiding in a residential house.
Militants hiding inside the house started firing upon security forces, resulting in an encounter. Three militants, sources said, were holed up in a house in which one has been killed so far.
After the news of killing of a militant in the area spread, clashes erupted between stone-pelting protesters and the forces. Gun fight was going on at the time of this report being filed.