Clashes erupt in Chadoora after Ghaznavi killing; Internet services shut in Budgam

Operational Commander of Hizb ul Mujahideen Muhammad Yasin Yatoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi was killed along with two associates in an overnight gunfight with forces in Awneera village of the district.

GK Correspondent
Budgam, Publish Date: Aug 13 2017 8:18PM | Updated Date: Aug 13 2017 8:18PM
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Clashes erupted in Chadoora town of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday after news of death of Hizb Commander Mehmood Ghaznavi – a resident of Nagam area – reached here.

An eye witness said that youth took to streets and pelted forces deployed in the area with stones.

The forces responded by firing teargas shells, triggering clashes.

Operational Commander of Hizb ul Mujahideen Muhammad Yasin Yatoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi was killed along with two associates in an overnight gunfight with forces in Awneera village of the district.

Yatoo was a resident of Nagam area of Chadoora in Budgam district and had joined militancy in 1997 after crossing over to other side of the Line of Control.