The police officials have termed the killing of the wanted terrorist as a big success for the security forces.
Kashmir police chief Vijay Kumar said operation was carried out after receiving specific inputs and was concluded cleanly. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the spot.
IGP confirmed the killing, he said: “Chief of the Al-Badr Gani Khawaja has been killed”.
Earlier, on a specific input joint operation was launched by the forces in Tujjar area of soper in district Baramullah.
A police official said “As the joint searching team cordoned the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the party which was retaliated and a encounter started.