Srinagar: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen Saturday paid rich tribute to its two militants who according to the outfit were killed in a gun battle with Indian troopers in Amargarh area of North Kashmir’s Sopore town.
Operational Spokesperson Hizbul Mujhadeen Burhanuddin told news agency CNS that two of its commanders “attained martyrdom” in North Kashmir. He identified the duo as Azaharuddin alias Ghazi Umar and Sajad Ahmed alias Babar.
“Both were local militants who had been affiliated with the outfit for quite some time. Azaharuddin alias Ghazi Umar was a lecturer by profession who had abdicated the government service and had joined Hizbul Mujhadeen,” the spokesperson said and claimed that many Indian troopers were seriously wounded in the encounter.
Describe the death of these two militants as a big loss for the outfit, Burhanuddin said that Hizb Deputy Chief Commander Saifullah Khalid and Field Operational Commander Mehmood Ghaznavi paid rich tributes to the them and reiterated that struggle against India will continue till it is not taken to its logical conclusion. (CNS)