A district commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with security forces in the Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

The slain terrorist has been identified as Irfan Ahmad Sheikh.

The encounter broke out in the Chakoora village of Pulwama when a joint team of security forces, including Army, CRPF, and police cordoned off the area following inputs about the presence of a terrorist.

An assault rifle has been recovered from the encounter spot.