Hizbul Mujahideen Poster Boy Burhan Wani is Shot Dead in Encounter


Hizbul Mujahidden commander and new ‘poster boy’ Burhan Muzaffar Wani was shot dead in an encounter by Indian Security forces in Anantnag, Jammu Kashmir on 8 July 2016, Friday. Apart from Burahn Wani, other 2 militants were also killed by security forces.

Jammu Kashmir Police Chief confirmed the encounter of Burahn Wani in an exchange of fire between security personnel and militants. Dangerous Burhan Wani was cornered in Bumdoora village of Kokernag in morning by police and army force.

An encounter of Burhan Wani amy bring the Kashmir Valley to an an emotional boil for some days. Burhan Wani’s funeral will be highly visible as Hizbul Mujahidden’s Burhan Wani was hero for young Kashmiri people.

Due to the encounter of Burhan Wani, Amarnath Yatra and Mobile Internet is stopped in jammu and Kashmir state. Yesterday, Friday night, many activists had gathered on Srinagar-Anantnag highway and they have burnt tyres and stopped vehicles. On public address systems, young Kashmiri who are supporters of Burhan Wani, had made many announcements and slogans in support of shot dead Burhan.


Kashmir Police was tracking for Burhan Wani’s location and activities for several days. Burhan Wani was a son of School Headmaster. He was most high profile militant in Kashmir Valley. In 2015, the Indian army had encountered Wani’s elder brother, Khalid Muzuffar in the forests of Tral where he had gone to meet Burhan Wani.

Burhan Wani had joined the militant in 2010 and at that time he was just 15 years old. Wani was considered as the poster boy of the Hizbul Mujahideen. Few days back, Burhan Wani ahd released a video in which he had warned for attacks in Kashmir for security forces and Pandits.

Mobile Internet service is stopped in Kashmir valley to prevent anti-social activities and to maintain peaceful environment. Curfew-like restrictions were forced in the entire district of Pulwama and in towns of Anantnag, Shopian, Pulgam and Sopore.

Train service and Amarnath Yatra is also stopped to prevent any unwanted activities or to keep people safe.

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