Srinagar: Three militants of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed in two separate operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Abu Baker, a self-styled commander of the LeT was killed on Sunday in a gunfight with security forces during search operations at Hangulul-Putshaie in Lolab area of Kupwara district, a defence spokesman said.

The encounter took place by security forces following information about presence of militants. The operation is still underway, the spokesman said. In another encounter, a police spokesman said two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) were killed in the ongoing operation at Kamla forest in Tral area of Pulwama district. The militants, one of whom was identified as Azad Ahmad Bhat of Dadsara village, were killed on Saturday evening, the spokesman said.

Two AK assault rifles, six magazines, 89 rounds and two grenades were recovered from the slain militants. Meanwhile, a tragedy was averted when security forces detected two Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) kept inside pressure cookers at Chanthan-Gulabpora in Ganderbal district.

The IEDs, which were found on Saturday evening, were defused by a bomb disposal squad. — PTI