Top-listed Al-Badr commander kille in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 4 (UNI) A wanted top commander of Al-Badr outfit was today killed by police in South Kashmir district of Anantnag, a police spokesman said.

Superintendent of Police, Kulgam, S P Pani said a search operation was conducted at Damhal Hanjipora following a tip-off about the presence of militants there.

During the operation an encounter ensued after militants, hiding in a house, opened fire.

Mr Pani said during the encounter a self-styled district commander identified as Arif Pathan, a resident of Pakistan was killed.

He said one Ak rifle, and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militant, who was involved in a number of militancy related incidents.


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