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Longest surviving terrorist killed in Kashmir

Longest surviving terrorist killed in Kashmir

Dreaded terrorist Abdul Qayoom Najar, who was active in Kashmir for the last 17 years, was on Tuesday killed in an encounter along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Imtiyaz Hussain, Baramulla Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), said, "Najar was killed by security forces foiling an infiltration bid in Lachipora area near the LoC on Tuesday morning".

Najar, also known as Jan Sahib and Ishfaq, was a resident of Mumkak in Sopore, and had joined the militancy in 1999.

"His return was also necessitated because of wiping out of Hizb from north Kashmir", the police spokesman said.

The police, in a statement, termed it "a very significant achievement".

Besides, a police dossier said that Najar was involved in a number of militant activities including killings of police personnel, Hurriyat activists, ex-militants and threatening trade and business leaders during 2010 unrest. He was arrested in 1992 and later released. He used to change his appearances to escape security agencies. After his release, he plunged into militancy again in 1995.

The slain militant, who was earlier a Hizbul member, has been identified as "most wanted" commander Qayoom Najjar.

Najar, according to police sources, is believed to have executed Abdul Majid Dar, ex-chief commander of HM after the later entered into peace talks with the govt of India.

At that time hitherto, unknown Lashkar- e-Islam posters surfaced in the town considered as the support base of Geelani.

He briefly fell out with the Hizbul and the Hurriyat leadership in 2015 when he orchestrated multiple attacks on mobile towers and killed some civilians affiliated with the Hurriyat.


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