Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was killed along with two of his associates in an encounter with the security forces on Friday in Kashmir’s Anantnag district, J&K Police Chief K Rajendra told the media. One policeman who received bullet injury was rushed to a nearby hospital for medication. The operation is still reportedly on at Kokernag in Anantnag district, some 80 km from Srinagar.
The 22-year-old, Wani Burhan released a video warning attack on separate colonies for Sainiks and Kashmiri Pandits if they are set up in the Valley and also featured in the videos circulated on Facebook and WhatsApp asking young Kashmiris to join the his terror group.
According to Times Of India, A school drop-out from South Kashmir’s Tral, Burhan was seen as the new face of militancy in Kashmir. He left home in 2010, days ahead of his Class 10 examination to join the Hizbul Mujahideen.
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Curfew imposed in parts of J&K after Hizbul Mujaheddin poster boy Burhan Wani was killed by J&K Police. Amarnath Yatra suspended for the day
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Recently in a video message Burhan Wani reached out to the Hindu pilgrims assuring them of the incident free Amarnath Yatra, which started from July 2.
A senior police official from the valley said, “No yatri was allowed to move from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city towards the valley due to prevailing tension following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.”
There was a reward worth Rs.10 lakh for information leading to his arrest.