Doda is ‘militancy-free’ after HM commander killed in Anantnag encounter: Police

Srinagar: Police on Monday said that the Doda district in Jammu region has become ‘militancy- free’ after the last surviving militant was killed alongwith two others in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.
“With today’s operation at Khull Chohar Anantnag by Anantnag Police along with 19 RR, CRPF in which two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including one district commander, and one HM commander Masood Ahmad Bhat were neutralised, Doda district in Jammu Zone becomes totally militancy free one again as Masood was last surviving militant of Doda District,” a police spokesperson said here on Monday.
He said Masood was absconding in a case and later joined HM. “The HM commander shifted his area of operation to Kashmir,” he added.
He said one AK-47 rifle and two pistols were recovered from the encounter site.