Kulgam military op: Top Hizb commander among two militants killed, says police

Armed forces personnel near a military operation site. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

District commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen was among two militants killed in a military operation launched by joint team of police and army at Chawalgam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam, officials said on Friday.

The police identified the killed militants as District commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Shiraz Molvi and Yawar Bhat.

“Shiraz was active since 2016 and was involved in recruiting innocent youth into (militants) ranks,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.

“It is big success for us,” the IGP added.

Earlier a police officer said that one militant was killed in initial firing and as precautionary measures the operation was suspended due to darkness.

The operation was resumed with the first light of the morning during which one more militant was killed, he said.

The operation had ensued when joint team of Police and army launched a cordon-and-search in Chawalgam area.

The officer said the joint party came under heavy fire from the hiding militants which was retaliated, the officer added.(GNS)


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