Sabzar Bhat killed: Hurriyat calls for two-day shutdown in Kashmir, Administration imposes curfew

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Sabzar Bhat was top on the wanted list

Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed in a gunfight with security forces on Saturday in south Kashmir’s Tral, turned to militancy in April 2015 after the killing of Khalid Muzaffar, the younger brother of slain militant Burhan Wani.

The killing of Muzaffar, who was a teenager, provoked Bhat, who lived in the same vicinity in Tral, to snatch a rifle from a CRPF jawan and he fled to the woods to join the militant ranks.

Soon after joining the Hizbul, Bhat was elevated to higher ranks and became part of Burhan Wani’s core group that was responsible for its operations in the Kashmir Valley.

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Hurriyat calls for two-day shutdown in Kashmir

The Hurriyat Conference on Saturday called for a two-day valley wide shutdown following the killing of militant commander Sabzar Bhat, which triggered protests and one civilian was killed.

At least 35 people got injured in clashes in different areas of Kashmir Valley with five security personnel also receiving bullet injuries, officials said.

“Five security personnel have also been injured,” a police official said.

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