New Delhi: Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter in Kokernag area of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police chief K Rajendra confirmed. Three other militants were also killed along with Burhan.
Two terrorists killed have been identified as Burhan Wani and Sartaj Ahmed Sheikh. The third terrorist’s identity is being ascertained.
The Anantnag Encounter, that lead to killing of Burhan Wani, was a joint operation by J&K Police & 19 RR.
3 terrorists killed in an encounter with security personnel in Anantnag, J&K (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/yzb8dakK71
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Separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Asiya Andrabi have called for a complete shutdown on Saturday against the killing of Burhan Wani.
Last month, Wani released a video warning of attacks on separate colonies for Sainiks and Kashmiri Pandits if they are set up in the Valley.