Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar
Hizbul Mujahideen’s operational commander Yasin Yatoo was among the three militants killed in Awneera encounter, police said.
A police official told Rising Kashmir that: “Hizb operational commander Yasin Yatoo was among the three militants who were killed during the gunfight at Awneera in Shopian.”
Two army men were also killed in the encountere that started on Saturday evening.
Rising Kashmir has learnt that dozen of people have also sustained pellet injuries during the overnight clashes wth the state government forces.
The killing of Yasinj Yatoo is being seen as a major success by the state government forces after the killing of Commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani last year.