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Self styled al Badr commander killed

india Updated: Jan 15, 2009 12:43 IST

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Close on the heels of arresting a top militant commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Mohammad Ahsan Dar, police on Thursday killed a self-styled commander of the al Badr terrorist group during an encounter at Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

Tamim, a top ranking commander of Al-badr, was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Handwara in the wee hours on Thursday, the sources said.

The encounter broke out last night when security forces surrounded a village in Handwara area following specific information about Tamim's presence in the area, the sources said.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir, Abdul Gani Mir confirmed the killing of a militant in the encounter but said his identity and group affiliation were being ascertained.