SRINAGAR: Three days after the government forces dealt a major blow to Hizbul Mujhadeen when they killed one of the most wanted commanders Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, the Indian army has released a list of prominent militants active in Jammu and Kashmir.
Last week, Sabzar Ahmad Bhat who was the successor of Hizbul Mujhadeen leader Burhan Wani, was killed after the government forces launched an operation in Saimoh village in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Sabzar and his associate 15-year-old Faizan Ahmad Bhat were killed in the 16-hour gun-battle even as the government forces allegedly killed a protester Aqib Molvi when hundreds of protesters attempted to storm the encounter site. Reportedly two militants were rescued by the people when the government forces left the operation midway.
In another operation, the army foiled a major infiltration bid when they killed six militants in Rampur sector on Friday night.
The militants in the list are reportedly recent local recruits and predominantly operating in south Kashmir region.