Hizbul militant killed in encounter

A top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed and two special police officers injured in an encounter between security forces and troops in Reasi district on Saturday.

Jammu: A top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed and two special police officers injured in an encounter between security forces and troops in Reasi district on Saturday.

Acting on a tip off, troops cordoned off an area in Arnaf in the district, 130 kms from here, late last night.

Militants then fired on a party of Rashtriya Rifles troops who retaliated.

A divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit Abu Bakr was killed in the ensuing encounter, police said, adding he was a Pakistani national. An AK rifle and two grenades were recovered from him.

In the encounter, two special police officers Ashraf and Murtaza were injured.

PTI

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