Srinagar: An encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir killed three militants on Friday, Lateef Tiger, a top Hizbul commander and separatist poster boy were among them.
The encounter took place in the Imam Sahib area of Shopian following a search operation in early hours of the day.
Clashes also erupted in Anantnag, as news of Tiger’s possible elimination spread. Lateef Tiger belonged to Awantipora town of Pulwama district.
A few of the other areas in South Kashmir were also reporting clashes as news of the encounter spread despite authorities suspended mobile Internet facility in all the four south Kashmir districts.