Mohammad Zahid alias Abu Zaid, a resident of Doda
district in Jammu region, was killed after a brief exchange of
firing with security forces at Tharina village in Keller area
of Shopian, 60 kms from here.
They said Zahid opened indiscriminate firing on
security personnel and was killed in retaliatory action.
One AK rifle and some ammunition have been seized from
the slain militant.
Srinagar: A top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian in Kashmir Valley, officials said.
First Published: Sunday, April 03, 2011, 14:16