Srinagar, Nov 28: A senior security force officer and a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were killed in a fierce gun battle in south Kashmir early today, official sources said.
They said security forces and army launched a joint operation at Bijbehara in south Kashmir early this morning following information that some top militants were hidding there.
However, when the security forces were about to storm a particular house they came under heavy fire from militants. The fire was returned and in the ensuing gun battle, a divisional commander of H M, Sahil, was killed.
A senior security force officer also laid down his life during the clash, sources added.
Further details are awaited.
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