SRINAGAR: Top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Masood Ahmad Bhat of J&K’s Doda district was killed along with two other Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday. With the killing of Masood, who was the “last-surviving terrorist” in Doda, the district is now terrorist-free, J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh said. Early on Monday, a joint team of Army’s 19 Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and J&K Police launched a cordon-and-search operation in Anantnag’s Runipora Khull Khulchohar area based on intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists there, IGP (Kashmir Range) Vijay Kumar said. As the forces neared the spot where the terrorists were cooped-up, the latter opened fire at the search party, triggering a gunfight in which Masood and Lashkar duo — Tariq
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