Holding PDP worker at gunpoint inside his home, Hizb commander warns politicians, policemen

Holding PDP worker at gunpoint inside his home, Hizb commander warns politicians, policemen

Anantnag: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo said in a video released on Sunday that he will make policemen and mainstream politicians ‘migrate’ if the ransacking of militant’s houses and harassment of their families continues. The threat comes at a time when militants have already been targeting houses of mainstream politicians and policemen in several parts of […]

Odessey of longest surviving militant

Odessey of longest surviving militant

Srinagar: For 18 years, Qayoom Najar remained a mystery man, his tactics enabling him to live to be the longest-surviving militant in Kashmir, until today. But even in death he remained mysterious. When the army’s 34 RR killed an infiltrator along the LoC near Zorawar post in Uri on Tuesday morning, they had no idea […]

Hizb, LeT condemn Tral attack

Hizb, LeT condemn Tral attack

Srinagar: The Hizbul Mujahideen and the Lashkar-e-Toiba have condemned the grenade attack in south Kashmir’s Tral area. Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin condemned the attack in which two persons were killed and several were injured on Thursday. In a telestatement to KNS, Hizb spokesman Saleem Hashmi quoted Salahuddin as saying that the attack “is a handiwork […]

Hizb militant arrested in Bijbehara

Hizb militant arrested in Bijbehara

Anantnag: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant accused of luring his neighbour, Ishtiyaq Ahmad Wagay, to Shopian on August 7, where he was shot dead by militants, was arrested late Tuesday evening from near his home in Jablipora area of Bijbehara town, police said. The militant has been identified as Adil Bhat alias Badam, son of Ghulam […]

Two ‘Hizb sympathisers’ arrested

Two ‘Hizb sympathisers’ arrested

Srinagar: Two suspected overground workers of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) have been arrested in north Kashmir, police said Thursday. Government forces have apprehended the two men from Handwara area of Kupwara district in two separate incidents, a police official said. Police have seized a hand grenade from each of them. Waheed Ahmad Bhat, a resident […]

HM ‘recruiter’ nabbed in Baramulla

HM ‘recruiter’ nabbed in Baramulla

Baramulla: Baramulla police claimed to have arrested an over-ground worker Ishtiaq Ahmed Wani who was wanted for allegedly motivating and instigating young boys of Pattan and Palhallan areas to join Hizbul Mujahideen. Due to continuous pressure by police and other security agencies most of the militants who were active in north Kashmir have been neutralized […]

Detained Hizb ‘commander’ produced in court

Detained Hizb ‘commander’ produced in court

Anantnag: The incarcerated ‘district commander’ of Hizbul Mujahideen, Amir Wagay alias Ibn-e-Qasim, was produced before a first class magistrate in his hometown Bijbehara pertaining to a case of “attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy” from 2016. Five local youth are also named in the case, one of whom is already in police custody and the […]

Clashes in downtown

Clashes in downtown

Srinagar: Clashes erupted between youth and government forces in Srinagar’s downtown on Friday soon after congregational Friday prayers. Reports said that scores of youth holding banners tried to march towards Main Chowk, Nowhatta, where forces were deployed in strength. The banners featured photos of militants – both slain and alive – from the Hizbul Mujahideen, […]

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