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Two militants killed in Khrew gunfight were close associates of Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo, say police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that the two militants killed in a gunfight with armed forces in Khrew area of Awantipora were close associates of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo.

Adnan Ahmad Lone alias Uqaab, son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Braw Bandina, Awantipora and Adil Bilal Bhat alias Umair Al Hizbi son of Bilal Ahmad Bhat resident of Malangpora, Pulwama were killed in a gunfight in Khrew earlier today.

“As per police records, Adnan Lone was known as district commander of Pulwama for HM,” said a police spokesman.

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