Bukhari murder suspect among 6 killed in Anantnag

Six local militants were killed in a night-long operation in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday. Among those dead was Azad Ahmad Malik, a suspect in the killing of the Editor of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari earlier this year.“It is a major success. The operation was carried out without any collateral damage,” Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, S.P. Pani told The Hindu .The six militants were hiding inside a jungle in Sekipora at Bijbehara, Anantnag, and a contact was established “before the sunrise”.The police identified the slain militants as Azad Ahmad Malik, Unais Shafi, Basit Ishtiyaq, Atif Najar, Firdous Ahmad and Shahid Bashir, all from south Kashmir.“Shafi, a ‘district commander’, and Ishtiyaq were associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen. The other four were with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT),” said the police.The police said a hue and cry notice was issued earlier against Malik alias Azad Dada, a ‘district commander’ of LeT Anantnag, in the murder of Bukhari and his two security personnel.“Azad was a close associate of absconding accused Naveed Jatt, also a suspect in the case,” he added.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/bukhari-murder-suspect-among-6-killed-in-anantnag/article25582293.ece

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