Srinagar: Chairman of the Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has condemned the killing of a minor boy during a gunfight in Hajin.
According to the family members, 11 year old Atif was taken ‘hostage’ by the militants.
In a tweet, Mirwaiz said:
Condemn and deeply saddened at the killing of 11 year old Atif in Hajin. It is heart wrenching that the young child was lost in such a manner. My heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family and dua for jannah for the innocent soul.
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) March 23, 2019
Two militants, one of them a top commander of Lashker-e-Toiba, and a minor boy were killed during a gunfight in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday.