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Hizb behind attack on BJP leader in Ganderbal, says J&K DGP

Police suspect that another militant was also involved in Tuesday’s attack as they saw a blood trail at the spot
The funeral of police officer Altaf Hussain in Srinagar on Wednesday.(PTI)
The funeral of police officer Altaf Hussain in Srinagar on Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

Saifullah Mir aka Ghazi Haider, 26, is Hizbul’s new face of terror in Kashmir

Saifullah Mir was inducted into terrorism by Riyaz Naikoo in 2014 and had moved up the Hizbul Mujahideen hierarchy along with his mentor
Saifullah Mir aka Ghazi Haider replaces Riyaz Naikoo, Kashmir’s Hizbul Mujahideen chief who was shot dead in an encounter by security forces(J&K Police/Sourced)
Saifullah Mir aka Ghazi Haider replaces Riyaz Naikoo, Kashmir’s Hizbul Mujahideen chief who was shot dead in an encounter by security forces(J&K Police/Sourced)
Updated on May 11, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Top Hizbul terrorist Riyaz Naikoo was hiding in south Kashmir bunker; killed in overnight op

The 32-year-old Riyaz Naikoo, also known by his alias Zubair ul Islam and Bin Qasim, was counted among Kashmir’s most-experienced terrorists.
On 5 June, Riyaz Naikoo would have completed eight years in the Hizbul Mujahideen, a rarity in a career where many don’t last for more than a few years.
On 5 June, Riyaz Naikoo would have completed eight years in the Hizbul Mujahideen, a rarity in a career where many don’t last for more than a few years.
Updated on May 08, 2020 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

3 Hizbul terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter

A joint party of security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation after receiving information about the presence of militants in the Sherabad area of Tral in Awantipora when the terrorists opened fire, triggering the shootout that left the three men dead, officials said.
The DGP said that Wani was a ‘dangerous terrorist’ who had taken command of the Hizb after the killing of Hamad Khan last month.(HT Photo)
The DGP said that Wani was a ‘dangerous terrorist’ who had taken command of the Hizb after the killing of Hamad Khan last month.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 12:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

Held Hizbul man planned major attack ahead of Republic Day, says intel

According to an input, Babu was to deliver the explosives to his HM associates, who were likely to carry out attacks in Zadoora and also plant an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Niwa-Pakherpora road near Pulwama. The January 15 DIA input, a copy of which HT has accessed, calls Babu the “master terror recruiter” and an “IED
An army jawan near encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian.(ANI File Photo)
An army jawan near encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 07:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist killed in encounter in J-K’s Doda

The encounter took place in Gondana belt of the district on specific information, PRO, Defence, Jammu, Lt Col Devender Anand said.
A Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was killed in an encounter with Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, an official said.(PTI File photo)
A Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was killed in an encounter with Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, an official said.(PTI File photo)
Published on Jan 15, 2020 01:51 PM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India

Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh made name in anti-terror ops

Jammu & Kashmir deputy superintendent of police Davinder Singh’s career, spanning roughly two decades, was mostly spent with the police in sensitive districts and in roles dealing directly with anti-militancy operations.
According to a senior officer who worked with him, Jammu & Kashmir deputy superintendent of police Davinder Singh was a big name in anti-militancy operations.(PTI File Photo)
According to a senior officer who worked with him, Jammu & Kashmir deputy superintendent of police Davinder Singh was a big name in anti-militancy operations.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 03:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Jaish’s Balakot camp hub of terror training, also used by Hizbul, says report

Situated on the Kunhar river, the Balakot camp offered possibility of aquatic training to terrorists and housed hundreds of terrorists, the report said.
Masood Azhar’s relatives and cadres were trained at Balakot in advanced weapons and tactics and before the inception of JeM, sources said.(AFP)
Masood Azhar’s relatives and cadres were trained at Balakot in advanced weapons and tactics and before the inception of JeM, sources said.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 04:51 PM IST
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Hizbul militant, his minor accomplice held in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

The duo was allegedly trying to establish a contact in Delhi NCR for a regular supply of weapons here, police said.
Police of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir in a joint operation have arrested an alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militant and apprehended a juvenile in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.(HT File Photo)
Police of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir in a joint operation have arrested an alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militant and apprehended a juvenile in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 13, 2019 11:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Wanted Hizbul militant arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar

Reyaz Ahmad, a resident of Sounder Dachhan village and a close associate of hardcore terrorist Mohammad Amin alias ‘Jhangir’, was arrested by a police party based on specific information from the town, police said.
A wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant, who was luring youths into militancy, was arrested on Sunday in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police officer said.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
A wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant, who was luring youths into militancy, was arrested on Sunday in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police officer said.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
Published on Dec 09, 2018 08:29 PM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India

Sameer Tiger, a stone-pelter who became Hizbul militant, killed in Kashmir encounter

Sameer Ahmed Bhat, alias Sameer Tiger, was gunned down on Monday in Pulwama district’s Drabgam, the village he called home.
Protesters clash with government forces in Pulwama, about 35 kilometers south of Srinagar.(AP File Photo)
Protesters clash with government forces in Pulwama, about 35 kilometers south of Srinagar.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 07:57 PM IST
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PTI, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

Social media images ‘show’ missing Assam man as Hizbul militant

Assam police, however, are wary that the images could be photoshopped and are investigating the social media buzz.
Zaman is around 38 years old, married, and the couple has a child, according to his family.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Zaman is around 38 years old, married, and the couple has a child, according to his family.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Published on Apr 09, 2018 10:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati, Jammu | BySadiq Naqvi and Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

Son of Hurriyat faction’s new chief missing, social media post claims he’s joined Hizbul

Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai replaced Syed Ali Shah Geelani as the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat party chief on Monday. The Sehrai family reported son Junaid as missing before social media posts about him surfaced.
Soldiers near the site of gunfight in Kulgam. There have been several reports in the past of youth missing and social media posts claiming they have joined Hizbul Mujahideen. Police are now keeping a close tab on such cases.(HT File Photo)
Soldiers near the site of gunfight in Kulgam. There have been several reports in the past of youth missing and social media posts claiming they have joined Hizbul Mujahideen. Police are now keeping a close tab on such cases.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2018 10:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAbhishek Saha, Srinagar
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