SRINAGAR: Top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Chief Dr Saifullah has been killed in an encounter with counter-insurgent forces at Rangreth area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Sunday.
While talking to Kashmir Life Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that Hizbul Mujahideen top commander Dr Saifullah has been killed in a gunfight at Rangreth.
He said that one militant associate has been also arrested.
Dr Saifullah took over as Hizb Chief after killing of Riyaz Naikoo in May 2020.
Earlier, a police spokesman said a gunfight broke out between militants and forces in Rangreth area of Srinagar.