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Burhan Wani' s successor Sabzar Bhat killed; Hurriyat calls for shutdown

By Chennabasaveshwar

Srinagar, May 27: Hurriyat leadership called for a shutdown for two days in Kashmir valley against the killing of Sabzar Bhat on Saturday.

A successor of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani, Sabzar Bhat, was one of the six militants killed in an encounter in Kashmir's Tral Saturday morning.

A spontaneous shutdown was observed in most parts of the Valley as violence erupted at more than 50 places in the wake of killing of Bhat, a police official said.

According to reports, a civilian was killed and several others were injured as calshes erupted after Sabzar's death. Stone-pelting have been reported in five places in Anantnag district.

Earlier, at least six militants were killed on Saturday on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district as the Army foiled an infiltration bid, according to defence sources.A group of militants was challenged by the alert troops on the Indian side of the LoC in Rampur sector.

Sabzar Bhat

"The infiltration attempt has been foiled," the sources said.

Sabzar Bhat's death considered as a huge success for the Army.

Rampur sector is adjacent to the Uri sector where the Army on Friday foiled an attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) and killed two intruders.

(With agency inputs)

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