December 2007 News

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen suffers the most in 2007

25 December 2007
The Hindu

Jammu: Pro-Pakistan terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) has suffered the most among the militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir as it lost 34 top commanders and 307 cadres in gun battles with security forces in 2007. “Hizb received a major jolt in 2007 having lost 34 top commanders and 307 cadres in the encounters in 2007,” top police officers told PTI here on Tuesday. “Kashmir militancy’s backbone has been broken and Hizb cadres have gone into hibernation after getting demoralised,” they said. Hizb tops the list of 13 terror outfits whose top commanders were among those killed. These outfits included the Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Al-Badr, Harkat-ul- Jehadi Islami (HuJI), Tahreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM), Al-Umar, Jamail-ul- Mujahideen (JuM), JK Freedom Force (JKFF), Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), Hizb-e-Islami (HeI) and Al-Barq. A total of 77 top militant commanders have been killed by security forces till November this year. The Hizb tops the list followed by LeT, JeM, HuJI, Al-Badr, HuM, JuM, TuM, HeI and Al-Barq, according to police data. The list of militants killed include 17 commanders of LeT, 13 of JeM, 10 of HuJI and three of Al-Badr. — PTI


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