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Khrew Encounter: Two slain Hizb militants were part of ‘hit squad’ responsible for killing of civilians in South Kashmir, says IGP Kashmir

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SRINAGAR:  Two slain militants killed in an encounter at Khrew in Pampore hamlet of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday were part of Hizbul Mujahideen’s “hit squad” responsible for civilian killings in South Kashmir, police said.

Two militants were killed after a brief exchange of fire at the Khrew area of Pulwama this morning. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that of the two slain militants of Hizbul Mujahideen, one has been identified as Musaib Mushtaq of Khrew, who was involved in the killing of Javaid Ahmed Malik, a peon in Girls High School Patsuna, a resident of Lurgam. “The identity of another slain is being ascertained,” he said.

The Kashmir police chief said that both the slain militants were part of Hizb’s ‘hit squad’ responsible for civilian killings in South Kashmir—(KNO)


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