Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit on Wednesday said that three militants killed in a gunfight with government forces in Gulab Bagh village of Tral in south Kashmir were re-joining them after leaving “so-called” Ansar Ghazwatul Hind group led by Zakir Musa.
“Zahid Ahmed, Ishfaq Ahmed and Muhammad Ashraf who were part of so-called Zakir Musa group were coming back to re-join Hizbul Mujahdeen and on way got killed in a gunfight,” Operational Spokesperson Burhanuddin told CNS news agency over phone.
He said Hizb Chief Syed Salahuddin and Deputy Saifullah Khalid have paid rich tributes to the trio.
“Operational Commander Field Mehmood Ghaznavi in his message to the militants who are part of so called Ansar-Gazwatul Hind has said that the doors of Hizbul Mujahideen are always open for them,” Burhanuddin said.
He said that Ansar-Gazwatul Hind, headed by Zakir Musa, has been created to divide the Kashmiri nation.
“We will issue a detailed statement in this regard and will also expose the elements behind this conspiracy,” Burhanuddin said.