Hizbul Mujahideen commander’s body recovered in Kashmir

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A bullet-riddled body of a Hizbul Mujahideen commander was found in Kashmir’s Tangmarg area on Saturday, according to the police.

A police official said, “A bullet-riddled body of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Vailoo (Pattan), was recovered from Devbugh village near Tangmarg town on Saturday. He was a commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and was active for more than six years.”

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He further said, “The body of the slain militant has been taken into possession for completion of necessary formalities before it would be handed over to his family for the last rites.”

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Last week, three bullet-riddled bodies of youngsters were found in an apple orchard in Baramulla district.

While the police said that the three youngsters were killed due to a rivalry between Hizbul Mujaihdeen and its breakaway faction, Lashkar-e-Islam, Hizbul supreme commander Syed Sallahuddin said that no militant by the name of Lashkar-e-Islam existed.

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