Security Forces Kill Hizbul Commander in Gunfight in Kupwara

The gunfight is underway and all escape points have been sealed.

Published28 Jun 2016, 07:31 AM IST
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A local commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit was killed on Tuesday in a gunfight between holed up militants and security forces in Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“A top local HM commander identified as Sameer Wani, was killed in the encounter in Nagri village,” a senior police officer said.

Security forces had surrounded a house in the village following information about a group of militants hiding there. The gunfight is still going on and all escape points of the holed up militants have been sealed. 
Senior Police Officer

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