SRINAGAR: 22-year-old commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, has been killed in an encounter in Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday.
The young commander’s father was a school principal.
At 15, he joined Hizbul Mujahideen after his brother was assaulted by the army in 2010.
There was a 10-lakh reward for information leading to his arrest.
Last month, the 21-year-old commander Wani released a video warning of attacks on separate colonies for Sainiks and Kashmiri Pandits if they are set up in the Valley. The major part of the video message, however, was directed at the J&K Police warning them of more attacks.
The encounter is currently underway.
More details to follow.