A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces on Tuesday in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said here
A top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, on the run for eight years, was on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces in his home village in Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said.
The security forces had received inputs about the presence of militants in the nearby area after which the gunfight broke out.
The security forces had received inputs about the presence of militants in the area after a joint team of forces including 42 RR, CRPF and SOG launched a search operation to nab the militants.
The forces had received inputs about the presence of militants after which a cordon and search operation was launched.
Four terrorists and an "active associate" were killed Friday in two encounters with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
The identities of the militants are yet to be ascertained.
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Two of the killed terrorists have been identified as Kamran, a Pakistani national and top commander of the Jaish, and Hilal Ahmad, a local recruited by the terror group. The identity of the third is being ascertained.
Former cricketers, members in the Indian cricket fraternity and fans have urged the BCCI to boycott Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup after the terror attack in Pulwama last week in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred.
He also stressed on the need for dialogue to resolve the “conflict” in the state and vowed to raise the issue of alleged “violation of human rights” with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Governor Malik also expressed grief over the loss of lives during the Pulwama encounter in which seven civilians were killed after post-operation clashes.
Gunfight in the area is on, one or two terrorists are believed to be trapped.
The gunfight broke out when the security forces were carrying out cordon and search operations in the area.
Top Hizbul recruiter Sameer 'Tiger' was killed on Monday in an encounter led by Indian Army Major Rohit Shukla, whom he had challenged via a viral video just 24 hours earlier.
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The encounter has served as a major jolt to Hizbul Mujahideen as Sameer Tiger was considered the main recruiter for the extremist group as well as the brain behind several political killings and he was just 20.
Police sources said Sameer Tiger, who was on the list of most wanted militant commanders in south Kashmir, was killed in Drabgam village.
Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the Fidayeen attack, which was carried out by three JeM militants. The third militant manged to remain engaged in an encounter with security forces till late afternoon. Search operations are on.