The launching commander of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Bashir Ahmad Peer alias Imtiyaz Alam was killed on Monday in Rawalpindi in Pakistan, The Tribune reported.
Peer was killed on Monday evening after an assailant shot at him from point-blank range outside a shop in Rawalpindi.
On October 4, the Government of India designated him as a “terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his role in terror activities including providing logistics to the banned outfit’s terrorists especially for infiltration into the Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir”.
Peer alias Imtiyaz Alam alias Haji, originally belonging to the Babarpora area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district was living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, the report said.
The report quoting the notification by the government of India said that Peer was involved in “a number of online propaganda groups to unite ex-militants and other cadres for the furtherance of activities of Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba and others”.