Top Hizbul Mujaheedin terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district

  • A top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was killed by security forces while one of his accomplices escaped during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Wednesday

  • The encounter between the ultras and personnel of the army and police took place in the district's Gondana belt

  • In the gun battle, Hizbul Mujahideen's Haroon Wani, an A++ category terrorist, was killed

Jammu: A top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was killed by security forces while one of his accomplices escaped during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Wednesday, officials said.

 Top Hizbul Mujaheedin terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs Doda district

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The encounter between the ultras and personnel of the army and police took place in the district's Gondana belt, Public Relations Officer, Defence, Jammu, Liuetenant Colonel Devender Anand, said. Security forces had received information about the presence of terrorists in the area, the officials said.

In the gun battle, Hizbul Mujahideen's Haroon Wani, an A++ category terrorist, was killed. He belonged to the Gattah belt of the district, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban Range, Sujit Kumar, said.

He said another terrorist has fled towards higher snow-bound areas and operations are on to track him. Kumar said an AK-47 rifle, three magazines, 73 rounds, a Chinese grenade and a radio set have been recovered.

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Updated Date: Jan 15, 2020 18:47:13 IST