Hijbul Mujahideen chief commander shot dead in Srinagar

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Hijbul Mujahideen attack
Hijbul Mujahideen attack

New Delhi : In a successful encounter, the Indian soldiers gunned down Hijbul Mujahideen chief commander Saifullah Mir; his associate was nabbed alive by the security forces. The gunfight had started in Rangreth area on the basis of a specific information about presence of terrorists.

"We got info last night about a terrorist present at a house in Srinagar. Operation was launched & during encounter today, he was killed. We’re 95% certain that he’s Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Commander. One suspect arrested. It’s a great achievement of our security forces," news agency ANI quoted Kashmir IG as saying.

The killing of the terrorist group chief commander is being celebrated as a big victory by the security forces. “Dr Saifullah who was number one commander of Hizbul Mujahideen has been killed in the encounter. It was a very successful operation,” Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said hailing the killing of Hizbul Chief Commander.

Slain Hizbul Mujahideen Chief had been active since October 2014.