Kashmir: Hizbul commander Sameer Wani killed, gunfight still on

Srinagar: A local commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit was killed on Tuesday in a gunfight between holed up militants and security forces in Kashmir's Kupwara district. "A top local HM commander identified as Sameer Wani, was killed in the encounter in Nagri village," a senior police officer told IANS. "Security forces had surrounded a residential house in the village following information about a group of militants hiding there." "The gunfight is still going on and all escape points of the holed up militants have been sealed," he added.