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JK: Hizb commander killed in encounter

October 09, 2009 10:11 IST

A self-styled battalion commander of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit was on Friday killed in an operation jointly carried out by Army and police at Goos on the border of Pulwama-Budgam district.

The slain militant was identified as Abu Maya, a Pakistani national, Army said, adding that he was the battalion commander and an IED expert.

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