Hizbul Mujahideen militant kills commander, surrenders in Doda

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Doda (J-K) May 31(ANI): A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant surrendered before the security forces on Monday after shot dead his commander during a shootout in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District.

According to sources, Chota Bashir, district commander of the outfit and his newly recruited associate Abdul Lateef exchanged fire in Lolore area this morning, in which the latter was killed.

The two turned rivals after Chota Bashir took over as the district commander in Doda.

Chota Bashir was the most wanted militant who was operating in Doda, Kishtwar and upper reaches of these twin districts. He was involved in various militancy related incidents.

He had given slip to security forces during various encounters. Of late he had started fresh recruitment of youth in the outfit to replenish the dwindled number of cadres in his militant outfit. By Tahir Nadeem Khan (ANI)

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