October 2019 News

Al-Qaida Offshoot Ansar Ghazwatul Hind Wiped Out From Kashmir: J&K DGP

23 October 2019
Times of India

Srinagar: The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed is trying to coordinate with other groups in Kashmir to carry out attacks, Jammu and Kashmirs police chief said on Wednesday, while announcing that the al-Qaidas offshoot, the Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, has been wiped out from the Valley. Director General of Police Dilbag Singh was addressing a press conference a day after security forces killed three terrorists in south Kashmirs Tral area. The AGH has been wiped out but some elements who are overground workers (OGW) are there. They suddenly crop up and join militant ranks... But, as of now, the AGH has been wiped out from Kashmir, Singh said. The three terrorists killed in Tral have been identified as Hameed Lone alias Hamid Lelhari, Naveed Ahmed Tak and Junaid Rashid Bhatt, all residents of Pulwama district. Normal life remains affected in Kashmir, main markets shut, public transport off roadsAll the killed terrorists as per police records were part of the Zakir Musa group and were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes, including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities, the DGP said. Singh said the group of terrorists was working closely with the JeM. The JeM is trying to coordinate with every terror group in Kashmir. The JeM and the Lashkar-e-Taiba get their direction from Pakistan on who to target, what type of violence to incite and at which level, he said. So the JeM and the LeT are both trying to coordinate with every group. If you remember, two Gujjar brothers were killed in Tral and Pakistani militant Yasir of the JeM was involved in that. He was in contact with this group, Singh added.