Top HM militant among two killed in Sopore encounter

A top Harkat-ul-Mujahideen militant was among two ultras killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore town of North Kashmir on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jul 21, 2010 13:06 IST
PTI

A top Harkat-ul-Mujahideen militant was among two ultras killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore town of North Kashmir on Wednesday.

A defence spokesman said the encounter started yesterday in Haigham, 50 kms from here, in which an Army jawan was killed.

The slain self-styled divisional commander was identified as Nouman. He was a Pakistani national and involved in an attack on Lal Chowk in Srinagar in February, 2010.

Sepoy Sanjay Kumar belonging to the Rashtriya Rifles was killed in the encounter yesterday.

First Published: Jul 21, 2010 13:05 IST