Hizbul militant killed, Hindu member trapped in gun-battle



Jammu: A militant of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen was killed in a gun-battle in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district Friday, while a Hindu member of the outfit was still exchanging fire with the security forces till late at night.

A police officer in Kishtwar, 240 km north-east of Jammu, told a news service on phone that a joint operational unit of the Rashtriya Rifles and police raided a suspected hideout of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants in the forested belt of Pinjraran Darhan in the district.

In the ensuing gun-battle, top militant Prince alias Firdous was killed. The official said that a Hindu terrorist, Subash, was also trapped in the jungles and was still firing at the security forces.

There are a few Hindu terrorists too in the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen group, especially in the mountainous districts of Doda and Kishtwar in the Jammu region.

IANS