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Hizbul Mujahideen Operational Commander Killed During Encounter In Kashmir's Shopian

Hizbul Mujahideen Operational Commander Killed During Encounter In Kashmir's Shopian

The house in Awneera village in which the militants had been hiding was blasted by the security forces. He was among the three militants gunned down by the Kashmir police. He was one of the longest surviving militants in Kashmir. Over a dozen civilians were injured as the security forces fired live ammunition to quell the stone-pelting mobs.

Officials said that J&K Police's counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG) with Army's 3 Rashtriya Rifles and the 177 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon-and-search operation in Awneera village of Zainapora area of Shopian on Saturday night, following "specific information" about the presence of militants.

The two other Hizb militants killed in the clash have been identified as Irfan-ul-Haq and Umar Majeed Mir.

The Indian armed forces registered yet another success in their fight against terrorism when a top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in encounter.

In an earlier post he said: "Today morning three terrorists eliminated at Zainpora Shopian".

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Itoo was for long associated with separatist movement and later joined the militancy. He said in the initial gunfight five soldiers, including an officer, sustained injuries and were shifted to Army 15 core hospital in Badamibagh Srinagar. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the martyrs, as did representatives and officials from the state government and other security agencies.

The injured soldiers are being treated at the army's base hospital in Badami Bagh area of Srinagar.

Meanwhile, the internet services have been reportedly snapped in district Budgam.

In north Kashmir, suspected militants opened fire after police and army started a cordon and search operation at Wahab Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of Bandipora district.


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