Srinagar city is now free from local militants

Srinagar, January 14: A gunfight in the outskirts of Srinagar resulted in the killing of the last militant commander Sajad Ahmad Bhat and with this the summer capital Srinagar has lost its last local active militant.

As per reports, Sajad was the only local militant commander active in Srinagar while all the other are either foreigners or are not from Srinagar city. Now, there are no local militant active in the summer capital of the state.

Sajad was born and brought up in a village on the outskirts of city. He belonged to the Srinagar’s Zewan locality. He was killed during a gunfight after J&K Police launched an operation at the Gasoo Bhatpora area of Zakoora, situated at a distance of 15 km away from the Srinagar city. Earlier, he was a commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba and had joined Hizbul Mujahideen only four months ago.

As per police sources, there are nearly four militants present in the summer capital but these are either foreigners or belong to some place other than Srinagar in Kashmir.

Out of these four militants, three belong to Pakistan and one to a district in South Kashmir. Two out of the three militants who belong to Pakistan have been identified by security forces as Abu Hurera and Nadeem Babar. They both are the commanders of terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba while Hurera is the senior commander of the group.

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