September 2001 News

Hizb area commander killed in Kashmir gunbattle

29 September 2001
The Indian Express

Jammu: Security forces shot dead an area commander of the Hizbul Mujaheedin outfit in an encounter in Chirala forests in Poonch district, a defence spokesman said in Jammu on Saturday. The spokesman added that security forces, acting on specific information, launched an operation in Chirala forests around 1500 hrs IST on Friday. When the militants saw the advancing troops, they fired upon them. In the retaliatory action, one HM commander, identified as Danish alias Prince, who was dressed in women''s clothing, was killed, he said.


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