Srinagar June 4: Hizbul Mujahideen commander Nisar Khanday was killed while three soldiers and a civilian were injured in an overnight gunfight in Rishipora area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district.
"AnantnagEncounterUpdate: #Terrorist Commander of proscribed terror outfit HM Nisar Khanday killed. #Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK 47 rifle recovered. Operation in progress, "IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a statement.
The gunfight broke out on Friday evening after security forces cordoned the area following inputs about the presence of militants.
Three soldiers and a civilian were injured in the initial exchange of fire.