J&K: Hizbul militant killed in encounter

The encounter broke out early in the morning and went on for few hours.

By: ANI | Kupwara (jammu And Kashmir) | Updated: June 28, 2016 12:46:34 pm
Kashmir encounter, encounter in Kashmir, Kupwara, Encounter in Kashmir's Kupwara district, Kashmir's Kupwara, Kashmir army, Kashmir police, India news The encounter comes a week after eight CRPF personnel were martyred in a major ambush by two terrorists. Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi

A top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit was on Tuesday killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara districts of north Kashmir, police said.

Samir Ahmad Wani alias Jaan Sahib was killed in a gunbattle with security forces at Nagri Hatmulla in Kupwara district this morning, a police official said.

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He said Wani, a resident of Sopore town in neighbouring Baramulla district, was a ‘divisional commander’ of the Hizbul Mujahideen.

One AK rifle and some ammunition were recovered from the encounter site, the official added.

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