Self-styled Harkat commander shot dead in J&K
A self-styled district commander of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen outfit has been shot dead in an encounter with police in Baramulla district.Updated: Aug 12, 2007 13:55 IST
A self-styled district commander of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen outfit was shot dead in an encounter with police in Baramulla district on Sunday.
Acting on specific information about presence of militants, police cordoned Krankshavan-Sopore, 55 kms from Srinagar on Sunday morning, a police spokesman said.
In the ensuing encounter, the self-styled district commander identified as Abu Shaheen Afgani was killed.
Terming the killing of Afgani as a major breakthrough, the spokesman said the ultra had planned a major strike ahead of Independence Day in the apple-rich town of Sopore.
First Published: Aug 12, 2007 13:07 IST