Indian Army killed 4 Kashmiri fighters including Riyaz Naikoo
Islamabad(Muhammad Tahseen) Indian Army killed 4 Kashmiri fighters including Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo on Wednesday. According to details Hundreds of Indian soldiers launched an operation after receiving intelligence that Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo was hiding in a village in Pulwama district.
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According to Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar,“He was trapped in a house and early today a gun battle took place during which he and his associate were killed,” Naikoo, 35, had joined the fighters in 2012, two years after around 100 people were killed by troops during a restive summer marked by protests and violence. A former maths teacher with a bounty of 1.2 million rupees ($15,800) on his head, Naikoo was an aide to Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani who was killed in July 2016, leading to months of unrest. “It is a major success for the troops in Kashmir,” Kumar said.
Amid a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Indian troops have intensified operations in occupied Kashmir, which was split into two federally administered territories last August. Since late March, Indian forces have killed 36 fighters, losing around 20 soldiers, including a high-ranking army officer, during the same period, according to official data.