Hizb district commander among two militants killed in J&K

A self-styled Hizbul Mujahideen district commander was among two militants killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Reasi district, police said Wednesday.

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2010, 11:25 AM IST

Jammu: A self-styled Hizbul Mujahideen
district commander was among two militants killed in a
gunbattle with security forces in Reasi district, police said
Wednesday.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of a group of
militants in Deedan Gali forest area of Mahore tehsil in the
district, troops of 126 CRPF battalion and police launched a
cordon and search operation last night.

During the search, an encounter took place between the
militants and operation parties in which two militants were
killed, they said.

The slain militants have been identified as Mushtaq
Ahmed alias Irfan, self-styled district commander of Hizb, and
Shabir Ahmed alias Abu Hamza, they said, adding Irfan had
joined militancy in 1999 and got arms training from Pakistan.
He was involved in the killing of over 10 people,
including four members of a marriage party, an Army jawan and
two Special Police Officers (SPOs).

Two AK-rifles and large quantity of ammunition and
explosive material have been recovered from the site of the
encounter.

PTI