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Top HM commander among 2 killed , 3 surrender in J and K

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, June 7 (UNI) A top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) was among two persons killed while three ultras surrendered in the Jammu and Kashmir overnight, official spokesman said.

Security forces busted a hideout and recovered RDX and other arms and ammunition in the state.

He said Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and security forces conducted a search operation at Bijbehara in south Kashmir district of Anantnag last night following information that some militants were holding a meeting there.

However, when the security forces were sealing the area, militants attacked them with automatic weapons and also hurled grenades. Security forces also retaliated and in the fierce clash a self-styled Divisional Commander of HM, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani alias Khalid was killed.

One AK rifle and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militant, wanted in several militancy-related incidents.

He said militants entered the house of one QAsim din and shot dead his 18-year-old daughter Seena Bano at Banjwan in Doda distict of Jammu region last night.

Security forces busted a hideout at Dhandhar and recovered ten of RDX, one grenade, 25 detonators and 149 rounds of ammunition.

However, no one was arrested.

Two militants surrendered before security forces alongwith two AK rifles and one wireless set at Ramban, while another ultra Parvez Ahmad surrendered along with arms and ammunition at Kupwara. He handed over one AK rifle, one agazine and 18 rounds of fire to the police.


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