The police claimed to have killed Hizbul Mujahideen district commander in south Kashmirs Tral area along with his two associates in a joint operation on Monday.
The slain commander has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Bhat alias Adil of Hayan Tral. The police said he was involved in a number of killings including that of Manzoor Ahmad Keeli alias Man Keeli in 2009 and Ghulam Mohideen Bhat,a political worker in Pinglish Tral in 2011. The slain commander was also involved in the IED blast at Nawdal road attempting to kill police officers, a police spokesman said. A policeman was killed and three personnel injured in the encounter Monday. ens