Hizb chief killed in Srinagar

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Srinagar, November 1: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Chief Dr Saifullah, in what may be called as a big achievement in anti-terror operations by Jammu Kashmir Police, Central Armed Police Forces and security forces, was killed on Sunday during an encounter at Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar in Central Kashmir.

The slain Hizbul Mujahideen chief was involved into the killing of three BJP workers in Kashmir two days ago. Another militant was arrested, sources said while confirming the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen chief who had taken over command of the terror outfit after the killing of Reyaz Naikoo in May this year.

This followed a search and cordon operation launched by police and CRPF in the area following specific information. While the searches were in progress, militants hiding in the area opened fire making the search parties to retaliate.