Hizb militant, contractor killed in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 19 (UNI) A Hizbul Mujahideen militant and a contractor were killed in the Kashmir valley since last evening, police said today.

Police said troops of 52 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) shot dead a Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Irshad Ahmad Dar alias Tawseef, in an encounter which took place in paddy fields between Rawanpora and Chek-i-Churat Ram villages, Kunzar in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district today.

One AK 47 rifle, two AK magazines, one mobile phone, one pouch and Indian currency worth Rs 520 were seized from his possession.

Suspected militants killed a contractor, Ghulam Nabi Khanday, 46, at his Khandaypora Panzgam residence in south Kashmir's Pulwama district last evening.


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