Srinagar: Burhan Wani’s successor and Hijbul commander Sabzar Bhat were among eight terrorists killed in separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, reports said.
Bhat and another terrorist, holed up in a building at Saimu village in the Tral sector of Pulwama district were shot dead in an encounter with security forces while six others were killed by the Indian army while attempting infiltration along the Line of Control in Rampur sector in Baramulla district.
In Tral, security forces laid a cordon on Friday evening around a house in Saimu village where Bhat and one or two other terrorists were hiding. After a prolonged exchange of gun fire Bhat and another terrorist were killed. Operation is still underway in the area.
Bhat alias Abu Zarar had succeeded former Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, who was killed on July 08, 2016, in Anantnag district. He carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh.
The operation in Rampur was carried out after the soldiers noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in the early hours of the morning.
Six terrorists were killed in a fierce gunfight. The army said the infiltration attempt has been foiled.
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