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Hizbul Mujahideen Militant Killed in Kulgam Encounter

A guerrilla of the separatist Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit was killed in an ongoing gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir Kulgam’s district on Sunday , police said.

 Dawood Ahmed Sheikh, allegedly a guerrilla of the separatist Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit who was killed in an ongoing gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir Kulgam’s district on March 6, 2016. (Photo: IANS)
Dawood Ahmed Sheikh, allegedly a guerrilla of the separatist Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit who was killed in an ongoing gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir Kulgam’s district on March 6, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

“A Hizbul militant identified as Dawood Sheikh was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Buchroo village of Kulgam district,” a senior police officer told IANS.

The gunfight ensued after security forces, closing in on a house in Buchroo village after receiving specific information about two militants hiding there, came under heavy gunfire from the hiding militants, triggering the gunfight, the officer said.

An army jawan was injured in the gun battle, media reports said.