Burhan Wani`s successor Sabzar Bhat killed in India’s Pulwama

Burhan Wani`s successor Sabzar Bhat killed in India’s Pulwama

SRINAGAR (INDIA): Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, who succeeded Burhan Wani, was on Saturday killed along with another militant in an encounter with Indian security forces in Tral area of Kashmir’s Pulwama district.nnSoon after the killings, stone-pelting protests have started at several places in the Valley.nnDirector General of Police SP Vaid said that Burhan Wani’s successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat is among the two militants killed in the encounter in Soimoh area of Tral this morning.nnSecurity forces launched a cordon and search operation in Soimoh village of Tral, 36 kms from here, following information about presence of some top Hizbul Mujahideen militants in the area, a police official said.nnHe said the operation was launched after militants opened firing on an army patrol in Tral area Friday night.nnThe official said as the security forces were closing on the building where the militants were hiding, the ultras opened fire.nnStone pelting incidents have been reported in some parts of south Kashmir including Tral in Pulwama and Khanabal in Anamtnag district, the official said.nnHe said the law enforcing agencies are on the job to chase away the protestors.nnBurhan Wani was killed on July 8 last year in south Kashmir. His killing had sparked violence in the Kashmir Valley for months.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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