Jammu and Kashmir Police chief, Dr SP Vaid on Tuesday said that the identities of the slain militants will be ascertained after their bodies are recovered.
“We are yet to recover the bodies. Will tell you their identities after that (recovery of bodies),” said Vaid, according to a news gathering agency.
Earlier, reports said that Arif Lelhari has been killed in the ongoing gunfight in Hakripora village while Divisional commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba Abu Dujana is believed to be trapped as well.
The encounter began in Hakripora after cordoned off the village after inputs about the presence of militants. Top Lashkar commander Abu Dujana is believed to be trapped inside a house along with an associate.