Srinagar, May 27: A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Sabzar Bhat, successor of Burhan Wani, was among two militants killed in a fierce encounter going on in South Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.
Meanwhile, security forces fired pellets and burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators outside the village, where encounter was going on as one militant was still firing.
They said militants attacked a security force patrol party at village Samu, Tral, Pulwama in south Kashmir last night.
Additional security forces were immediately rushed and entire area and nearby villages were sealed to foil any attempt by militants to escape. UNI