Hizb commander killed in Anantnag gunfight, say police

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Hizb commander has been killed in an ongoing gunfight that broke out between militants and government forces at Gawas village of Karan Verinag area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said on Saturday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of police, Army and CRPF after receiving the information about the presence of militants launched search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight.

He added during exchange of fire, one militant has been killed besides that three army personnel and one civilian was injured during initial exchange of fire while as operation is underway in the area.

He identified slain militant as Nisar Khanday a commander of Hizb who was active for past few years while adding that condition of injured troopers and civilian is stable at 92 base hospital Srinagar—(KNO)

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