By: Javeed Bhat MK
IGP Kashmir Range has told media on Friday that the militants killed in Khrew encounter were part of Hizbul Mujahideen’s “hit squad” responsible for civilian killings in South Kashmir.
They were killed on Friday morning after the security forces ringed an area at Khrew in Pulwama district. Talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), 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.
With inputs from KNO