SRINAGAR: Hizbul Mujahideen militant Junaid Ashraf Khan, son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammed Ashraf Khan, was among two militants killed in an encounter with security forces at Nawakadal area of Srinagar on Tuesday. The other person killed has been identified as Tariq Ahmed Sheikh from Pulwama
Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said at a press conference that in last night operation two terrorists were killed. They have been identified as Junaid Ashraf Khan from Srinagar and Tariq Ahmed Sheikh from Pulwama. Junaid is the youngest son of Hurriyat’s chairman Mohammed Ashraf Khan.
He claimed that Khan was the divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and was looking after central Kashmir area also. He was wanted in multiple criminal cases. Sheikh had joined Hizbul Mujahideen in March this year. Two weapons and ammunition were recovered from their possession, the police said.
Earlier in the day, a member of police special operation group was injured in the encounter. Jammu and Kashmir Police said the operation was launched on a credible police input last night. (ANI)