Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday evening revealed that one of the three slain militants in Shopian is top Hizb ul Mujahideen commander, Muhammad Yasin Itoo.
The official twitter handle of J&K police re-tweeted a statement made by DIG of police CKR in this regard.
Itoo, a resident of Nagam Chadoora in Budgam, was famous as Mehmood Gaznavi. He was one of the longest surviving militants in Kashmir.
Three militants and two Indian army men were killed in a gun battle in Awneera village of Shopian which started on Saturday afternoon and ended on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the internet services have been reportedly snapped in district Budgam.