Hizbul commander killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Security forces on Tuesday shot dead a Hizbul Mujahideen militant in a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Sameer Wani, identified as a “top local Hizbul commander”, died in Nagri village, a police officer told IANS.

Security forces had surrounded a house following information that a group of militants were hiding there.

“The gunfight is still on and all escape points of the holed up militants have been sealed,” the officer added.



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