Body of ISJK militant recovered from orchards; another arrested in injured state

Protesters carrying flag of ISJK outside historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar on Friday. Photograph by Saide Zahoor for The Kashmir Walla
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Srinagar: Body of militant associated with ISJK has been found in orchards of Sirhama village of Bijbehara belt in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Sources told that body of Aadil Rehman Dass of Waghama village of Bijbehara tehsil was found on a hill in Sirhama.

Reports stated that he was killed in a group clash with LeT militants as Adil had joined LeT last year and had recently switched sides to ISJK.

However, there are reports that Aadil was killed during an ambush laid by security forces in the area. There was no official version so far about the incident. Reports stated that a newly recruited militant of ISJK was arrested by forces in an injured condition.

He has been identified as Arif Ahmad from Fatehpora Larkipora area of Anantnag district. An official told that there was some dispute between LeT and ISJK as the former wanted him to return back the weapon which belonged to LeT outfit, adding that Aadil may not have accepted their demand and was killed.

Locals told that they heard few gunshots from nearby area on Wednesday evening without knowing what actually has happened in the area.

Pertinently ISJK was was founded by Mugais Mir and Dawood Salafi of Srinagar in year 2017 however both were killed in different encounters. (KNO)

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