Tahlka News Bureau
SRINAGAR: Sabzar Ahmad Khan successor of the Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, was killed today in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Sabzar along with one other terrorist was hiding in a building in Pulwama districts Tral sector, six others were killed by the Indian Army as it successfully blocked an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control or LoC in Rampur sector in Baramulla district.
Soon after the encounter a huge amount of protesters rushed to Saimu village and clashed with the security forces. A huge protest was seen in Tral after the news broke out in the valley of the death in which one civilian was killed is a seen a major setback to the terrorist network spread.
Protester clashed with law enforcement in Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama, Tral and Srinagar leaving dozens of people inured. Internet service, schools, shops, businesses were closed after the news broke out on Saturday.
A similar protest was seen last year in July after Wani was killed, leaving more than 100 people dead and dozens injured.
The operation started, which started yesterday evening after terrorists attacked an army patrol at Saimu village. There were heavy exchange of firing this morning after the terrorist changed their hideout because the house they were originally hiding was set on fire by security forces.
Six terrorists were killed along in the second encounter after security forces noticed suspicious movements along the Line of Control LoC in the early hours of the morning. "The infiltration attempt has been stopped successfully," an army official said.