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Top Hizbul militant shot dead

A top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was today shot dead by security forces during an encounter in Doda district.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2009 09:47 IST

A top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was today shot dead by security forces during an encounter in Doda district.

On a tip off, a joint search party of army and police launched a cordon and search operation in Behota-Marmat area of the district, about 170 kms from here.

In the gunbattle that followed, the self-styled section commander of Hizbul Mujahideen identified as Noor Mohammed alias Mansoor was killed, official sources said.

An ak rifle and three magazines were recovered from the slain militant.