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Hizb commander killed, 2 ultras trapped in encounter

A group commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed and two other militants, including a divisional commander, were trapped on Tuesday in an encounter with security personnel at Dachan, about 340 km from Jammu, in Kishtwar district, official sources said.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Kishtwar
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2009 02:03 PM IST

A group commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed and two other militants, including a divisional commander, were trapped on Tuesday in an encounter with security personnel at Dachan, about 340 km from Jammu, in Kishtwar district, official sources said.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants at Kripaknoo area in Dachan, security forces launched a search operation in wee hours, they said.

During the operation, the militants fired at the search team. In the retaliatory fire which was continuing till noon, a group commander of the outfit Karri Qazi was killed and two of its member, including a divisional commander, were trapped, they added.

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