Hizbul militant shot dead in J&K’s Reasi district

A top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in a gunbattle with police in Reasi district on Tuesday.

Updated: Aug 25, 2009, 11:36 AM IST

Jammu: A top Hizbul Mujahideen militant
was killed in a gunbattle with police in Reasi district on Tuesday.

On a specific information, police assisted by security
forces launched a search operation in Hejzam area of Mahore
tehsil, 190 kms from here.

Militants fired on the operation party when they
closed in on a hideout. The joint operation party fired back
resulting in the encounter, a police official said

While a militant was killed, two other ultras were
still in the cordon, he said.

The encounter was going on when reports last came in
from the area.

Bureau Report