Srinagar: A self-styled commander of the Hizb ul-Mujahideen was among seven persons killed in separate incidents in the Kashmir valley, the police said on Tuesday.

Top Hizb ul-Mujahideen militant Latief Ahmad Ganai alias Furkaan and his close associate Rafiq Ahmad Shah were killed in an encounter with a joint search party of the police and the Rashtriya Rifles in Baramulla district, Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir, B Srinivas said. A policeman was also injured in the encounter which started on Monday night when the police cordoned off a house in the village following specific information about the presence of militants. — PTI

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