In a major success, security forces shot dead Hizbul Mujahideen militant Hilal Ahmed Rather, who had helped dreaded LeT terrorist Naved Jhatt escape, during an encounter in South Kashmir Tuesday in which an Army jawan was also killed, officials said.
Rather, 21, was killed in the encounter in Ratnipora area of Pulwama, a district highly infested by militants, after a tip-off was received by the Jammu and Kashmir Police about his presence during the intervening night.
A cordon and search operation was launched by the police along with the Army and the CRPF. As it was going on, the militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated effectively, a police spokesman said.
In the ensuing encounter, one militant was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. Read More