LeT, Hizb: Target Killings Not Our Work
2 May 2007
The Indian Express
Srinagar: A day after the J-K Police claimed to have busted a Lashker-e-Toiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen module involved in target killings, both militant outfits on Wednesday said those arrested are not associated with their groups. 'Those arrested have no links with Hizb,' a spokesperson of the outfit told a news agency in Srinagar today. 'We have no commander by the name of Firdous, who the police described as the district commander of the outfit.' On Tuesday, Inspector General of Police S M Sahai had said the Srinagar police had arrested 13 freelance militants, including a woman. He claimed the police had solved 10 assassination bids and target killings as well as grenade attacks at the house of moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and his conglomerate headquarters earlier this year. The Hizb spokesperson said that the 'Save Kashmir Movement' had owned up for the grenade attack on Mirwaiz's house and therefore, the allegation against those arrested for this attack is totally fabricated. He also said that Hizb does not engage women in the armed struggle.