Hizbul commander killed in Kashmir

Srinagar:Security forces on Tuesday shot dead a Hizbul Mujahideen militant in a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Sameer Wani, identified as a "top local Hizbul commander", died in Nagri village, a police officer said. Security forces had surrounded a house following information that a group of militants were hiding there. "The gunfight is still on and all escape points of the holed up militants have been sealed," the officer added.