Top Hizb Militant killed in ongoing Shopian gunfight

A top militant of Hizbul Mujahideen has been killed in an ongoing encounter at Kellar area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A police officer said that a joint team of 43 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search at village Gatipora in Kellar at around 4:00 pm.

Soon after the joint team of forces intensified the searches, the hiding militants opened fire triggering off an encounter, the officer said.

He said that so far a militant commander namely Zahid Mir has been gunned down.

When reports last came in the operation was going on.

More details awaited.

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