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Hizbul commander killed in J&K encounter

Reyaz Ahmad Lone, self-styled District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, was killed at Kuchpora near Qazigund.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2006 11:28 IST

The mastermind behind the grenade attack on National Conference Legislator Sakina Ittoo was killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district, official sources said.

Reyaz Ahmad Lone, self-styled District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, was killed at Kuchpora near Qazigund, 80 km from Srinagar on Sunday night, the sources said.

Lone and two others were identified by police as the mastermind behind the grenade attack on Ittoo on Saturday in Kulgam in which five persons, including former NC Legislator Ghulam Nabi Dar were killed and 30 others, including Ittoo were injured.