In a significant operation, top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Azaad Lalhari was killed in an encounter with police officials on Wednesday.
The security forced neutralized him in an encounter at Kamrazipora in an operation launched by Police along with 53 Rashtriya Rifles.
News agency IANS quoted police sources saying that Lalhari was the most- wanted local militant commander in Kashmir.
According to officials, he had been involved in the killing of several officials. DGP Dilbag Singh said that Lalhari was also involved in the killing of Head Constable Anoop Singh in Pulwama.