Srinagar: Three militants including chief operational commander of proscribed Hizbul Mujahideen has been killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir on Friday.
Reports identified the slain as Muhammad Ashraf Khan alias Moulvi. He was 57.
Gunfight between militants and forces broke out at Sirchand Top forest area of Pahalgam in Anantnag district.
The operation conducted by joint team of Army, police and paramilitary CRPF.
Moulvi took over as operational chief of Hizbul Mujahideen after the killing of Riyaz Naikoo on May 6 and has been active since September 6.