Longest surviving Hizb commander among 3 militants killed in Pahalgam, says police

Armed forces personnel walk near military Op site in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: Longest surviving Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Ashraf Molvi was killed along with two other militants in the woods of Batkoot area of Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar in a Tweet said that Ashraf Molvi along with two other militants have been killed in Pahalgam.

Mohd Ashraf Khan alias Ashraf Molvi a resident of Tengpawa Kokernag had joined Hizb in 2013 and soon became the most wanted militant in the valley. He was instrumental in recruiting locals into the outfit, the top cop said.

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