Jammu, mar 8 (ANI): Security forces gunned down a top Hizbul Mujahideen militant on Monday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district.
Soldiers belonging to the Rashtriya Rifles and police launched a joint operation in the Bagwa forest area after receiving a tip off last evening.
The militants opened fire on troops during the search operation and in resultant gunbattle, self-styled district commander Riyaz Ahmed alias Shaheen Parvez of Ramban district, was killed.
An AK assault rifle, two magazines and two grenades were recovered from the slain militant, who was active in the area since 2002. (ANI)