Srinagar: A top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant among three militants killed in an encounter with government forces at Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.
A police officer told Kashmir Glory that army, SOG and CARGO from Srinagar launched a cordon-and-search operation at village Kokernag in the southern district.
The forces according to the officer, opened few warning shots towards the suspected house at Kawpora Kokernag resulted into an encounter. “The house belonged to Farooq Wani S/O Ghulam Mohd Wani”.
In the ensuing gunfight, three militants including top HM militant Burhan Wani were killed.
Soon after the news about the killing of the famous militant Burhan Wani spread like wild fire in the Valley, youth took to streets at Kokernag and other sensitive parts of Kashmir and staged strong protests against the killing.