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Top Hizb commander among two slain in Madergam Kulgam encounter

The operation in the area is still going on
04:13 PM Jul 07, 2024 IST | GK Web Desk
top hizb commander among two slain in madergam kulgam encounter
Top Hizb commander among two slain in Madergam Kulgam encounter --- Representational Photo
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Srinagar, July 07: Two terrorists including a top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) commander were killed in an encounter in Madergam area of South Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday.

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A top police officer confirmed Srinagar based news agency Kashmir Scroll that on Saturday afternoon following inputs about the presence of terrorists, a joint team of forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Madergam.

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As the joint team of forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired on the team, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight.

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During the gunfight, two terrorists were killed who both are residents of Shopian district, he said.

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He said that one among the slain was HM commander Aadil Hussian Wani, resident of Kutipora Shopian, while the second was identified as Faisal Bashir Lone of Kanipora Shopian.

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He said that search operation in the area is still going on.

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