November 30, 2021

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Hizb district commander killed in encounter in J&K’s Kulgam

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Hizb district commander killed in encounter in J&K’s Kulgam
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Hizb district commander killed in encounter in J&K’s Kulgam
Hizb district commander killed in encounter in J&K’s Kulgam

SRINAGAR: A top terrorist commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed in an encounter in the southern district of Kulgam on Saturday, police said.
“A joint team of police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the Ashmuji village in Kulgam district,” a senior police officer said.
He said that as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, efforts were made to evacuate the civilians in the area and a message of surrender was passed to the hiding terrorist, which he rejected.
The official said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the terrorist fired upon them, leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing gunfight, the terrorist, identified as Mudasir Ahmad Wagay, district commander Hizbul Mujahideen was killed, he said.
A police spokesperson said Wagay had been active since 2018.
This is the third encounter in the district in the last four days. Earlier, on Wednesday, five terrorists were killed in two separate encounters in Gopalpora and Pombai area of the district.

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