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Doda is militancy free after Hizbul terrorist killed in encounter, says police

Hizbul Mujahideen commander Masood. (File photo)

SRINAGAR:

Doda

district in Jammu and Kashmir has become “militancy free” as the last of the surviving militants in the area was killed in an encounter with security forces in

Anantnag district

on Monday, police said.

“With today’s operation at

Khull Chohar

in Anantnag by Anantnag Police along with 19 RR, CRPF in which two LET terrorists including one district commander and one

Hizbul Mujahideen

commander Masood were neutralised, Doda district in Jammu Zone becomes totally militancy free once again as Masood was last surviving terrorist of Doda,” a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said Masood, a resident of Doda, was involved in a rape case in the district, and was absconding ever since.

“He later joined Hizbul Mujahideen and shifted his area of operation to Kashmir,” the spokesman added.

Times of India

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