Burhan killed in encounter in South Kashmir

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Top ranking commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Burhan Wani has been killed in an encounter in Verinag area of South Kashmir.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir zone S J M Gillani told Rising Kashmir that Burhan was killed in an encounter along with three other militants in Verinag area of South Kashmir. “More details will follow” he said.

Burhan has been most wanted militant commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and has been putting police and para military forces on tenter hooks for long time.

 

 

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