The new head of the Hizbul Mujahideen in a shelling in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir under Indian control. Saifullah was killed. Police said on Sunday that the operation was a major success against extremism. The Indian media Hindustan Times reported this.
The report said that Saifullah captured the Hizbul Mujahideen after Riyaz Naik was killed in May. News agency PTI reported that one person was arrested during a shootout with security forces on the outskirts of the city.
A police officer said security forces cordoned the area and launched a search operation after receiving intelligence about the presence of Hezbollah members in the Rangreth region. Hezbollah members opened fire on them, but the security forces overcame the fire. This led to shelling.
The official said Saifullah died during a fire exchange. Saifullah was a fugitive accused in several terrorist attacks.
The police officer said that firearms and ammunition were recovered at gunpoint.